Driver Killed, 6 Hurt After Car Strikes CTA Bus

July 03, 2018 - 5:39 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The driver of a car that struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood has died.

Six others, including a 1-year-old boy, were hurt in the crash, according to Chicago Police.

About 1:45 p.m., the car collided with the bus in the 5100 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

The driver of the car, 50-year-old Marshall Lee, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The bus driver, a 54-year-old woman, was taken to Saint Anthony Hospital, police said.

Four bus passengers — a 41-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman, a 19-year-old woman and the boy — were taken to Holy Cross Hospital, police said. In addition, a 32-year-old man who was riding on the bus was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center.

The conditions of all the injured people were stabilized, police said.

A 50-year-old man whose vehicle was also involved in the crash refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

A spokesman for the CTA said officials were waiting for police to confirm details of the crash before releasing information.

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