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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding CTA Fatal Bus Crash

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the fatal CTA bus crash that happened in downtown Chicago on June 2, 2015.  That accident was summarized in the June 2, 2015 post titled “CTA Bush Crash At Lake Street And Michigan Avenue.”

In that accident, Aimee Coath was the sole person who was fatally injured, and the wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the Coath’s children against the bus driver and the CTA.

An excerpt from the June 9, 2015 Homewood-Flossmoor Patch titled “Children of Flossmoor Woman Killed in Crash File Lawsuit Against CTA“:

In the wrongful death lawsuit, Elaine and John Wilson claim that the driver “failed to control the bus, disregarded a red light and drove at an excessive speed” before striking Aimee Coath. She was pinned under the bus.


The driver, Donald Barnes, 48, swerved to avoid another car, struck three other cars and ended up on the south side of a pedestrian plaza on Michigan Avenue. Seven other people were also injured. He was cited for running a red light and failing to exercise due care in a deadly crash. The bus was empty at the time of the crash.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can be found in the Patch article mentioned above, as well as the June 8 article titled “Children of Woman Fatally Struck by CTA Bus File Lawsuit.”


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