CHICAGO (STMW) — Nine people were hurt when a van went through a red light and struck a CTA bus Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side.

The crash happened at South Ashland Avenue and West Madison Street at 1:45 p.m when a No. 20 Madison bus was heading west through the intersection and was struck by a van going through a red light, according to CTA spokesperson Catherine Hosinki.

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The driver of the van attempted to stop, but there may have been a mechanical issue with the van’s brakes, Hosinki said.

Nine people from the bus were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life-threatening injures, and three declined treatment, Hosinki said.

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It was not immediately known if the driver of the van was injured.

Chicago Police could not immediately provide information on the crash.

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