Eight people were injured early Sunday morning when two cars hit a CTA bus on the West Side, officials say.
According to CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase, five of the eight people who were injured were passengers on the eastbound Chicago Avenue No. 66 bus; a sixth was the bus operator. Chase said two automobiles collided with the bus about 5:30 a.m. and the injuries were described as minor.
According to police and fire officials, the accident happened about 5:30 a.m. at Chicago Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
Police had no additional details about the accident.
Chicago Fire Media reported 8 people were injured in fair-to-serious condition and that they were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, Norwegian-American Hospital, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, and Loretto Hospital.
No details were available regarding what led up to the crash, but video of the crash scene from WGN-TV showed the bus at the curb with a car crashed into the bus behind the left-front tire and a mini-van crashed in the left-rear of the bus.
In a separate crash just after the bus crash, five people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Archer and Kedzie avenues about 5:40 a.m.
Four people were in serious-to-critical condition and a fifth was in fair-to-serious condition following the crash, according to the Fire Department. Victims were taken to Mount Sinai, Stroger, Advocate Crhist Medical Center and St. Anthony Hospitals. Police did not have information on the crash this firstname.lastname@example.org