The experienced bus accident attorneys of Passen & Powell know that the majority of accidents involving large commercial vehicles – buses as well as trucks – are caused by the larger vehicle. Whether through hours-of-service violations, poorly maintained equipment, or other problems, commercial truck and bus lines cause numerous accidents each week in the U.S.
But this is not always the case – sometimes, a collision between an automobile and a bus is the fault of the automobile driver.
This was the case recently with a CTA bus and a typical automobile were involved in an accident on the South Side of Illinois. The Chicago bus accident took place early on Saturday morning, and ten people were injured. Mercifully, no one was killed, although the accident left several of its victims in serious and critical condition.
The accident occurred when a car headed North on South Jeffery Boulevard crossed the center line and struck a bus headed south. There is still no word on why the car crossed the center line. Considering the early-morning hour and the fact that the accident occurred on Saturday, however, it seems likely that the driver was either drowsy or drunk at the time of the accident.
Whatever caused the driver to veer off course, he is facing substantial liability for the accident he caused. This unusual accident should not, however, distract from the fact that the majority of bus accidents are caused by the bus company or bus driver.
For a free consultation with an experienced CTA injury lawyer at Passen & Powell, call us at (312) 527-4500.