19-month-old girl struck and killed by CTA bus

A child was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a CTA bus.

19-month-old Cherish Upshaw was hit in the 7700 block of S. South Shore Drive around 3 p.m.

Relatives say the toddler was with her mother, Latasha, but being watched by a friend for just a few minutes when she wandered off.

The bus driver swerved, but the side of the bus knocked down Cherish an pinned her beneath the wheels. She died at the scene.

The bus driver was also taken to the hospital.

The investigation continues.

9 comments

  • Where?

    Where was the mother/father, older brother/sister, who ever was supposed to be watching the child?
    If a bus hit that little girl, it must’ve been on a main street not a side street. Terrible.

  • Lisa

    Who would let a small baby wander into a busy intersection?…..rip little angel and im sorry no one felt you were worth protecting,and I will be praying for the bus driver,can you imagine what him or her are going through right now!!!!

  • voiceoftruth19

    Why are you all bashing the people watching the child. apparently you have never been around small children. They are fast and they can get out of your site in a instant.

    • marj413

      Yeah, they are real fast, which is why we send babies to the Olympics and not grownups………….oh wait……

  • Lisa

    I lived in that area at one time and I would not let my dog loose on that busy intersection,what happened to holding your babys hand or picking her up,and not only was her mom with her but the moms friend was there,now tell me how did the baby get a chance to run into that street and yes I blame the mom because it sure wasn't the poor babys fault!!!!

  • Blessed

    "Just" not "jsut"….How would you feel if your child died and someone told you that? Why comment with ignorance?!?!?!

  • Lisa

    Daniel that was a human-being not a puppy,and if you said that to be cruel,will nothing can be more cruel than this mom knowing her carelessness caused the death of her baby,that will be something she has to live with for the rest of her life,so shame on you for that very immature and evil comment!!!

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