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5 Hurt When Car, CTA Bus Collide On Southwest Side

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were hospitalized earlier Saturday when a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a car were involved in an accident on Kedzie Avenue, in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

Just before 10 a.m., fire crews rushed to the scene of a crash at 46th Street and Kedzie Avenue. A northbound No. 52 Kedzie/California bus was near the intersection, when a car was pulling out of a parking spot and was struck by the bus, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said.

An EMS Plan I response, which sends at least five ambulances to the scene, was called by fire department officials.

Two people were taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital, two were taken in fair to serious condition to Holy Cross Hospital, and one person in critical condition was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Fire Media Affairs spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said. Ahlheim did not have a breakdown of how many of those hospitalized were in the car or bus.

Another 11 people were checked ou tat the at the scene and refused hospitalization, Ahlheim said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.