4 Dead In CTA Bus Collision West Of The United Center
By Rachel Cromidas in News on May 7, 2017 3:56PM
2600 West Madison via Google
Four people are dead and at least three others were wounded after a CTA bus collided with a car near the United Center on the Near West Side early Sunday morning.
The collision took place around 6:00 a.m., after a car heading west on Madison Street in the 2600 block hit a parked car while driving very fast, lost control, and then hit the eastbound CTA bus head-on, according to Chicago Police. The collision happened about a half mile west of the United Center.
Four people who were in the car were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but were later pronounced dead. Their names, ages and genders have not been released as of Sunday morning.
The CTA bus driver and three passengers on the bus were taken to hospitals to address injuries that were not life-threatening, police say—two were listed in serious condition and to were listed in good condition. The CTA has been re-routing #20 Madison buses while police investigate the crash.
The Tribune has a photo of the aftermath, and the CTA and Fire Department are Tweeting updates.
0553 Accident 2659 W Madison Bus vs car 0559 Pin response and EMS Plan I. 5 victims 2 Red to Mt Sinai 2 Red to Stroger 1 yellow to Rush— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 7, 2017
20 Madison buses temp. rerouted EB: Madison, California, Warren, Western, and Madison; WB Madison, Western, Jackson, California, and Madison— cta (@cta) May 7, 2017