(Update 6:01 a.m., 9/18/09) City officials say a woman was hit by a Pace bus at Davis Street and Ridge Avenue during the Thursday afternoon rush hour.

The woman reportedly was trapped beneath the bus for 15 minutes until Evanston fire crews removed her. She’s reportedly hospitalized with serious injuries.

An Evanston Now reader says a tow truck had to be used to lift the bus off the victim. “The person was screaming and it was horrible,” the witness said.

The accident snarled traffic on Ridge through the evening rush hour.

It took a while, but Pace eventually sent another bus to the scene to let passengers continue on their way.

The bus involved apparently was on Route 250, which runs from downtown Evanston to O’Hare airport.


(Update 6:01 a.m., 9/18/09) City officials say a woman was hit by a Pace bus at Davis Street and Ridge Avenue during the Thursday afternoon rush hour.

The woman reportedly was trapped beneath the bus for 15 minutes until Evanston fire crews removed her. She’s reportedly hospitalized with serious injuries.

An Evanston Now reader says a tow truck had to be used to lift the bus off the victim. “The person was screaming and it was horrible,” the witness said.

The accident snarled traffic on Ridge through the evening rush hour.

It took a while, but Pace eventually sent another bus to the scene to let passengers continue on their way.

The bus involved apparently was on Route 250, which runs from downtown Evanston to O’Hare airport.

(Update 9:40 a.m., 9/23/09) Evanston Police say the bus driver was issued a ticket for failure to yield to a pedestrian and that they believe the victim has now been released from the hospital.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. i was picking my friend up
    i was picking my friend up from work…. and she heard the scream from the lady a block down…. at ace hardware. there was so much traffic…. i believe busses need to be more careful or people need to be more alert.

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