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CTA bus driver crashes while being robbed, beaten on South Side

The bus was empty when a passenger boarded the bus and began attacking the driver.

A CTA bus driver was beaten and robbed March 31, 2020, in Brainerd.
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A CTA bus driver veered onto a sidewalk and crashed into a sign Tuesday while being beaten and robbed in Brainerd on the South Side.

The bus driver pulled over about 11:40 p.m. and let someone on in the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago police said. The male passenger then started hitting the bus driver and stole his cellphone before fleeing.

The bus veered onto the sidewalk and struck a sign during the robbery, police said. The driver was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

No other passengers were on the bus, police said.