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Lawsuits allege negligence after August bus crash near O’hare Airport

Three people who were among 13 injured in a bus crash near O’Hare International Airport late August have filed two separate negligence lawsuits against the bus company and the driver.

Both lawsuits were filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court by the same law firm.

Maria Wennberg and William and Colleen Judge, allege that Delaware Car Rental, Inc. and the driver — identified as Queshonyas Eubanks — were negligent, according to the lawsuits. William and Colleen Judge filed their suit together.

About 6:35 a.m. Aug. 29, the bus crashed into a concrete median separating lanes to the arrival and departure terminals, sending 13 people to area hospitals, including an off-duty Chicago firefighter who stopped to help with the rescue, the Chicago Sun-Times previously reported.

Witnesses said the driver appeared to make no attempt to avoid the concrete barrier, the Chicago Sun-Times previously reported..

Both suits claim negligence and seek more than $200,000 each.

A representative from Delaware Car Rental could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.