CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 7, 2017) – Four people were killed and five were injured in a horrible crash on Chicago’s West Side on Sunday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:55 am in the 2600 block of Madison Street in Garfield Park. A CTA bus was traveling east on Madison Street when a white passenger sedan traveling westbound crashed into a parked car and then hit the bus head on. The impact caused the sedan to catch on fire, and the four people inside the car were pinned inside the vehicle.
All four people inside the vehicle were rushed to a local hospital, but were tragically pronounced dead as a result of their injuries. Two have been identified as 25 year old Ashley Moore and 22 year old Tycika Fairley. The bus driver and four passengers were hospitalized with injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Initial investigations indicate there have been 1,058 cases of collisions between CTA buses and other vehicles since 2012. The current collision remains under open investigation to determine cause and liability at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.