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16 Injured In Accident Involving CTA Bus On South Side

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Updated 6/30/12 at 12:43 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – A total of 16 people — one of them in serious to critical condition — have been taken to hospitals from a crash involving a CTA bus and another vehicle on the South Side Saturday morning.

The Chicago Fire Department was notified of the accident at 63rd and Throop streets at 11:18 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim.

An EMS Plan I, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called. The crash involved a CTA bus and another vehicle, Ahlheim said.

One person was taken in serious to critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, she said. The remaining 15 people were taken to Holy Cross and St. Bernard hospitals. Of those, three were in fair to serious condition and 12 were in good to fair condition, according to Ahlheim.

The EMS Plan was secured by about 12:05 p.m. Between 25 – 30 fire department personnel responded to the scene, Ahlheim said.

The CTA’s No. 63-63rd Street buses have been temporarily rerouted in both directions around the site of the accident, according to a CTA rider alert.

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