Tragedy struck the Far South Side of Chicago this evening when a CTA bus crashed into a currency exchange building. Four people were injured in the incident, and the Chicago Fire Department responded to the scene. In this blog post, we’ll provide a summary of the incident and discuss the details of the crash.
The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at a currency exchange at 111th and Michigan Avenue in West Roseland. The Chicago Fire Department reported that one person was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition, one person was taken to Roseland Hospital in good condition, one person was taken to Little Company of Mary hospital in good condition, and one person was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.
CTA officials said it appears a #119 bus traveling northbound was struck by a car, which caused the bus to crash into the building. It is not yet clear if the injuries were all people on the bus, or if it was a mix of people on the bus and in the car, or if anyone inside the currency exchange at the time of the crash was injured as well.
This is a heartbreaking incident for the people of the Far South Side of Chicago and our thoughts are with those affected. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.