Category: Bus Accidents

Many questions remain unanswered in wake of fatal bus crash

One of the scariest and most devastating aspects of bus accidents is the potential for mass injuries and casualties. Although buses tend to offer more protection to passengers than smaller vehicles do, bus accidents involving trucks and similarly large vehicles …

Passenger sees CTA bus driver taking hands of the wheel to eat

Distracted driving is unacceptable when anyone engages in it, but it becomes especially inexcusable when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a large, commercial vehicle and/or has a significant number of passengers. It is precisely this type of …

Dozens injured and one killed in north Illinois school bus crash

We often write about the dangers that 18-wheelers pose to other drivers on the road. Anyone who drives commercially or drives an especially large vehicle has a responsibility to be as alert and cautious as possible when behind the wheel. …

Bus accident in Calumet Park sends 16 passengers to hospital

Commuters around Chicago use buses for the convenience, the cost savings and the environmental benefits. Companies that operate buses, including the Chicago Transit Authority, owe passengers a special duty to ensure their safety. The applicable legal standard of care requires …

Trial begins against fatigued driver in fatal bus accident

Chicago residents have read about the number of bus accidents that have occurred in the city and throughout the state of Illinois in recent months. These crashes inevitably raise questions regarding the buses’ maintenance records and the drivers’ levels of …

Report points finger at tire failure in deadly Megabus accident

Early last month on our Chicago blog we wrote of the Megabus accident in southern Illinois that claimed the life of one passenger and injured many others. Crash investigators have been looking into the incident, and two weeks ago the …