Oak Park bus crash leads to the hospitalization of 7 people

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A major accident involving a No. 86 Narragansett CTA bus and Chevrolet SUV on Thursday evening sent seven people to the hospital. The bus collided with the SUV at roughly 3:30 p.m. near the intersection of Chicago and Euclid in Oak Park, according to multiple sources.

“The bus T-boned the SUV,” said Steve Lingenfelter of the Oak Park Fire Department in an interview with the Pioneer Press. “There were minor injuries throughout. The driver of the SUV refused treatment, but the driver of the bus went to the hospital. We had seven transports (to the hospital).”

There were 11 people aboard the bus at the time of the accident, according to Chicago residents Tumona and Johnny Hudson, who were passengers on the CTA bus, according to a report from the Pioneer Press.

The driver of the SUV was ticketed for failure to adhere the right-of-way to the bus, according to Village spokesperson David Powers.

No deaths have been reported as a result of the accident. At this time, it is unclear whether or not any of the seven people have been released from the hospital.

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