3 small children struck by CTA bus in Lakeview

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Three small children were injured after being hit by a CTA bus in the Lakeview neighborhood Monday morning, according to the CTA. (WLS)

Three small children were injured after being hit by a CTA bus in the Lakeview neighborhood Monday morning, according to the CTA.

The accident in Boystown in front of the Center on Halsted involved the CTA's No. 8 bus in the 3600 block of North Halsted. Three boys, a 2-year-old, a 6-year-old and an 8-week-old, were transported to Lurie Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the bus was also hospitalized. The 34-year-old mother who was with the kids was taken the hospital in good condition.

The bus was going west on Waveland, taking a left turn south onto Halsted when it hit the kids.

Witnesses said that no one went under the bus and that the pedestrians appeared to be clipped by the bus.

Passengers say the mother seemed to have the right of way. The driver was cited.

"The mother and kids at the same time when the light changed, she stepped off the curb," said passenger M.L. Brown.

While initially it was a frightening scene, witnesses say the mother remained calm as she and the kids waited for help on the curb.

"No one seemed frantic or hurt too bad. The mom wasn't hysterical as you might expect," said witness Casey Dugan.

Police have cited the bus driver.
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