Police: At least one dead in CTA bus crash in Edgewater

SHARE Police: At least one dead in CTA bus crash in Edgewater

At least one person was killed in a bus crash Wednesday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

The crash involving multiple vehicles, a CTA bus and a pedestrian happened at North Sheridan Road and West Balmoral Avenue at 11:12 a.m., police said.

The northbound No. 147 bus was standing when it was struck by a vehicle, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

One person was dead at the scene, according to police and Fire Media Affairs. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Another person in serious-to-critical condition was taken to Illinois Masonic, and four people in fair-to-serious condition were taken to Weiss, according to fire officials.

Hosinski said the driver of the bus and one passenger were taken to a hospital for observation.

Buses were temporarily rerouted in the area of the crash, Hosinski said.

The police Major Accident Investigation Unit is investigating.


The Latest
The Cubs claimed Reyes off waivers from the Guardians and optioned Frank Schwindel to clear space on the active roster.
The start of the new school year is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to those efforts. A recent report by the Illinois State Board of Education found roughly 5,300 unfilled positions at Illinois schools, including more than 1,000 openings at CPS.
What’s ground-breaking here is Chicago is using its buying power to help build renewable energy generation that otherwise might never have moved off the drawing boards.
It’s past due for La Russa to step forward as the manager he used to be, but it isn’t too late.
Foxx points to national shortage of prosecutors during pandemic era’s “Great Resignation.”