15 injured in CTA bus crash in Goose Island neighborhood

CHICAGO — At least 15 people were injured after a crash involving a CTA bus in downtown Chicago.

The accident occurred in the 900 block of West Chicago Avenue around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. Police said a vehicle was driving eastbound on Chicago Avenue when it hit a patch of ice. The driver then lost control and struck a CTA bus which was heading westbound on Chicago Avenue. Police said the impact caused the bus to hit a pole.

According to fire officials, a male driver and male passenger from the vehicle were hospitalized. The driver was is in critical condition, and the passenger was in “guarded” condition, according to police. Passengers injured on the bus were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Ages and genders of the other 13 people injured were unknown, but police confirmed that no one was elderly and that no children were involved.

Traffic in the area experienced delays.

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