CTA bus crashes into vehicles in Bridgeport, leaving several injured

CTA bus crashes into vehicles in Bridgeport, leaving several injured

A CTA bus crashed into several vehicles in Bridgeport Monday morning, drawing Chicago police and firefighters to the scene.

The multi-vehicle crash involving a northbound #8 Halsted bus occurred near South Halsted and West 35th streets, according to the CTA.

Fire officials checked in with 17 people but made just five hospital transfers, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department. Two people were listed in serious condition, one person in stable condition and two in good condition, Langford said.

Chunks of concrete and broken glass littered Halsted, along with a half dozen damaged vehicles. Several street signs were mowed down. The facade of the newly opened Ramova Grill was also damaged.

“We have no idea how it occurred,” Langford said about the crash.

In the early afternoon Monday, traffic was closed along 35th Street between Wallace and Morgan, and on Halsted between 33rd Street and 37th Street. The CTA reported no reroutes “at this time.”

Officials from the CTA, CPD and Chicago Department of Transportation are investigating.

Chicago Tribune’s Sam Charles contributed.