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October 10, 2010

Commuter bus crashes in Chicago, injuring dozens

The Associated Press

CHICAGO — Authorities say dozens of people have been injured in Chicago after a crowded commuter bus traveled off a major thoroughfare and crashed into trees.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says around 70 people were on the Chicago Transit Authority bus when it veered off Lake Shore Drive around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The impact caved in a front side of the bus.

Langford says one person was taken to a hospital in critical condition and three in serious condition. About a dozen others were in fair to serious condition.

Langford says more than 20 others were treated at the scene mainly for bumps and bruises.

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The spokesman says it's not known what caused the accident. He says the CTA is investigating.