CHICAGO (AP) — A busy Chicago expressway has reopened after being closed for hours following an accident involving a bus carrying special-needs adults and two semitrailer trucks.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the 37 bus passengers suffered minor injuries Tuesday, but were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.
The accident occurred during rush hour near the southern end of the Dan Ryan Expressway. A truck hauling refuse paper collided with another truck that struck the bus. The bus was headed from a Chicago adult daycare facility to the suburb of Robbins.
A driver who was briefly trapped refused treatment after being freed.
All southbound lanes of the expressway were closed until crews cleared paper debris from the roadway.
Traffic was diverted from the expressway to nearby streets, causing massive backups.