One person was killed and eight were injured on Tuesday when a Chicago bus ran up onto a downtown sidewalk during the afternoon rush hour, local media reported.
Local officials told the Chicago Tribune a Chicago Transit Authority bus struck at least four vehicles and one pedestrian near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street at about 5:45 p.m. local time, the paper reported.
A 51-year-old woman involved in the crash died at a local hospital and the bus driver suffered minor injuries, the paper reported.
An eyewitness told the newspaper that she saw a person fly up into the air when the accordion-style bus drove up onto the sidewalk.
It was not clear what caused the crash, authorities told the Chicago Tribune.