Numerous Injuries Reported in Goose Island Bus Crash - NBC Chicago

Numerous Injuries Reported in Goose Island Bus Crash

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    At Least 16 Injured in CTA Bus Crash

    An accident involving a CTA bus and a car sent at least 16 people to a local hospital. NBC 5's Christian Farr has the latest details. 

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019)

    Numerous people were seriously hurt Wednesday after a car collided with a CTA bus in the city’s Goose Island neighborhood.

    According to the Chicago Fire Department, at least 16 people were injured in the collision, which involved a CTA bus and a car. Originally CFD said all 16 victims were taken to area hospitals, but in a follow-up update the department said that one of the victims declined to be taken to a hospital. 

    The accident occurred at the intersection of Chicago and Peoria, according to police. 

    A vehicle was driving eastbound on Chicago Avenue when it hit a patch of ice and lost control, slamming into a westbound CTA bus, Chicago police said. 

    The impact of the crash caused the bus to strike a utility pole. 

    The driver of the vehicle was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, according to police. A passenger in the car was also taken to Northwestern, where he is listed in "guarded condition." 

    The passengers on the bus, and the driver of the bus, were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. 

    The CTA says that the 66 Chicago bus has been rerouted eastbound on Chicago, Milwaukee, Grand, and Halsted. Heading westbound the bus will make stops at Chicago, Halsted, Grand, Green, and Milwaukee.