7 people were injured when a BMW struck a CTA Bus on Damen Avenue near West Taylor Street.
7 Hospitalized After BMW Crashes Into CTA Bus
Seven people were sent to the hospital with injuries after a BMW collided with a CTA bus on Damen Avenue near West Taylor Street in Chicago on Wednesday, January 15. Police suspect alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
According to Chicago police, a black BMW X3 was speeding on Damen Avenue when it rear-ended a northbound CTA bus that was turning left onto Taylor Street at around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The BMW then jumped over a median and started driving northbound before striking a pole and coming to a stop.
The bus had 13 passengers at the time of the crash. Five men and two women between the ages of 27 and 53 were injured and hospitalized following the crash. None of their injuries were considered serious.
This crash is currently being investigated by Area Central detectives, who believe the BMW driver may have been intoxicated. That driver’s name has not been released. Charges were pending as of Thursday.