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Accident Involving Chicago Bus Leaves 4 Dead

08 May 2017

Four people were killed and eight others injured in a head-on crash Sunday involving a Chicago city bus and an automobile. It happened at the intersection of Madison Street and Talman Avenue.

At least three of the people injured were passengers on the bus. Two were taken in good condition to Saint Mary's, fire officials said.

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People in the East Garfield Park neighborhood rushed to the scene and tried to pull victims out of the vehicle, but they couldn't because smoke and flames around the auto were too intense, witness Malinda Demery told reporters. "We came down and this is what we saw. The driver of the auto was partially hanging out the window", said witness Jbria Demery. She said the bus was eastbound Madison at the time.

"It's sad, some mothers have to wake up to this on a Sunday", neighbor Malinda Demery said. "My neighbor went over and tried to pull the driver out, but the vehicle was burning so bad and there was so much smoke he had to stop trying and then the fire department came and did what they did", said witness Malinda Demery.

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Due to the crash, CTA No. 20 buses are now being rerouted in both directions near Madison Street and Talman Avenue, according to a CTA alert.

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Accident Involving Chicago Bus Leaves 4 Dead