CHICAGO — At least eight people were hurt in the second crash involving a CTA bus Wednesday, this time in East Garfield Park, authorities said.
About noon, two cars collided at Homan Avenue and Madison Street, then one of the cars hit the front bumper of a No. 82 Kimball-Homan bus, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.
The bus was picking up customers at a stop when the crash happened, said Hosinski, who cited preliminary information.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, eight people were taken to area hospitals, including one who was in serious-to-critical condition.
Six others were in fair-to-serious condition and another was in good condition, the Fire Department said via Twitter. They were taken to Mount Sinai, Norwegian American and Rush hospitals, according to the Fire Department.
Hosinski, though, said the injuries were believed to be minor, and said nine people were injured in all — eight on the bus along with another person about to board the bus.
Cops closed Madison Street from Spaulding to Central Park avenues after the crash, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.
Earlier Wednesday, eight people were injured in a separate incident involving a CTA bus at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive Downtown. Police said a cabbie cut off a CTA bus, causing the bus driver to stop suddenly and injuring the riders.