7 injured in crash with CTA bus in Ashburn

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At least seven people were injured in a crash that involved two vehicles and a CTA bus Monday morning in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The crash happened just before 9:45 a.m. near the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and 79th Street, according to Chicago Police. The CTA bus was driving north on Kedzie Avenue when a 2005 Ford SUV drove through a solid red light and struck the CTA bus in the 3200 block of West 79th Street. The CTA bus swerved and struck another vehicle. 

Two people in the Ford SUV — a 19-year-old man who was driving and a woman, 18, who was his passenger — were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition, according to police and Fire Media Affairs. The bus driver, a 51-year-old man, and three other people were taken to Holy Cross Hospital, in good to fair condition.

A 60-year-old man who was the driver of the vehicle struck by the bus was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, in serious condition, authorities said. Another four people declined to be taken to a hospital and were treated at the scene.

Police said the conditions of at least four of the victims had stabilized and that the driver of the SUV would be cited for disobeying a traffic signal.

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