Transit Bus, Truck Collide in Chicago 10 Hurt

Six of the victims of a collision in the South Side Chatham neighborhood are listed in fair to serious condition, including the bus driver.


May 17--Ten people were hurt in a collision between a delivery truck and a CTA bus in the South Side's Chatham neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.

The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. at the intersection of East 79th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.

The injured, who are all adults, were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, Jackson Park Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.

Four of the injured were in good-to-fair condition, and six were in fair-to-serious condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The injured included the bus driver.

All were expected to survive.

The truck driver, David Bollinger of Hobart, Ind. was cited for making an improper turn, police said.

An 11th person was offered medical treatment and declined, according to a CFD spokesman.

The driver of the truck was believed to be at fault in the crash and will be ticketed, Sedevic said.

The No. 4 Cottage Grove bus was heading northbound at East 79th Street and had started to depart after picking up passengers when the collision took place, said CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski, citing preliminary information.

A truck attempted to turn right in front of the bus, Hosinski said, and struck the left front corner of the bus.

Service was temporarily rerouted, she said, but has since resumed.

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