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$5.1M settlement in 2010 Megabus fatal pedestrian crash

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
The Chicago Fire Department confirms the woman was struck near the corner of Des Plaines and Adams at around 5 p.m. by a bus belonging to Megabus, an inter-city discount carrier.

A man who was struck by a bus in Chicago's West Loop late Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2010, died at Northwestern Hospital. (WLS Photo / ABC7 Willis Tower Cam)

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A day after a deadly Megabus crash in the West Loop, a $5.1 million settlement has been reached in a similar accident two years ago.

Wes Krueger died in February 2010 after he was struck by a bus as the driver attempted to make a left turn.

It happened at Adams and Des Plaines, just blocks from Wednesday's deadly pedestrian crash.

"Considering the number of motor coaches that are driving around there on any given day and all the pedestrian traffic during the afternoons on weekdays it's really not surprising that these things happen," Corboy & Demetrio partner Daniel M. Kotin said in a press release.

Wednesday's crash at Adams and Canal killed 76-year old Donna Halstead and last week, one person died when a Megabus crashed into a concrete bridge support near downstate Litchfield.

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