Blue Island Man Charged with DUI after Fatal Crash with CTA Bus

Walter Thompson, 30, of Blue Island was charged with driving under the influence after his SUV allegedly caused a chain reaction accident that hit a man unloading a beer truck. A vehicle pinned the worker against a CTA bus Monday in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

Charles Kimbrough, 45, and a co-worker were unloading the beer truck around 3 p.m. when a vehicle struck and pinned him up against a CTA bus that was stopped to pick up passengers. Reportedly, five vehicles were involved in the crash. The driver of the SUV allegedly attempted to flee but was was arrested. Three people, including the CTA bus driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Thompson received several traffic tickets including DUI, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police claim they will seek felony charges.

Worker Fatally Pinned in Crash with Bus, Beer Truck; Driver Charged with DUI, www.myfoxchicago.com, February 21, 2012
Driver cited with DUI after fatal crash with CTA bus, www.chicagotribune.com, February 21, 2012

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