The dangers of traveling on Chicago’s busy roadways were demonstrated once again in an accident occurring on June 28, 2013, in the 10300 block of South Stony Island Avenue. According to officials, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus was attempting to make a right hand turn, when it violently collided with a dump truck traveling westbound, thereby resulting in collision with two other motor vehicles.
Upon arriving at the accident scene, the severity of the accident became immediately apparent, as is evidenced by an ‘EMS Plan I’ being placed into force. An EMS Plan I is a type of response plan, reserved for major incidents, in which the emergency response team consists of 5 Ambulances, 1 ALS Engine or Truck, 1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Paramedic Field Chief, and 1 Assistant Deputy Chief Paramedic. Officials reported that the driver of the CTA bus had to be cut out of the wreck, and was subsequently transported by ambulance in serious-to-critical condition. A passenger in the CTA bus, as well as the driver of the dump truck were also transported in serious-to-critical condition, and a motorist in another vehicle was taken to the hospital in fair-to-serious condition.
Details regarding the precise cause of the accident were not immediately available, however, the investigation is still ongoing. The bus accident and truck accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. have witnessed the devastating effects that serious motor vehicle accidents, like this one, can have on the injured. Often, the tragic consequences of such tragic accidents have a profound impact on not only the injured, but the family members of the injured as well. The fear of work loss, mounting medical bills, as well as general emotional trauma, are common familial after-effects suffered as a result of a severe motor vehicle collision. Therefore, it is important to discuss your legal rights with a legal professional specialized in personal injury as soon as possible following the accident. A Chicago truck or bus accident attorney will safeguard your legal interests, by ensuring the preservation of important evidence, communicating with the insurance companies, and seeking, on your behalf, the compensation that is deserved.
If you or a loved one were injured as result of another motorist’s negligent actions, contact the bus and truck accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. online at www.zneimerlaw.com, or by calling (773) 516-4100, for a FREE CONSULTATION.