homas M. Power, a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, filed a complaint in the Chicago
bus crash that occurred on August 29, 2014. The crash occurred when an airport transportation
shuttle bus drove straight into a concrete lane barrier, very close to
the O’Hare terminal. Several passengers were injured in the crash,
requiring the assistance of several paramedics and various emergency transport vehicles.
Mr. Power filed the suit on behalf of a husband and wife who were aboard
the shuttle at the time of the crash and who suffered serious injury as
a result of the crash.
The Plaintiffs allege that the shuttle operator failed to reduce the speed
of the shuttle bus with regard to special hazards or conditions on the
roadway, as well as failing to keep a proper lookout, and failing to adjust
the speed of the shuttle bus while merging so as to avoid a collision.
“This collision was entirely avoidable,” said Mr. Power. “Had
the shuttle driver been paying attention and operating the shuttle in
a manner that was safe for conditions, none of these individuals would
have been injured.”