North suburban animal shelter files lawsuit against bus company after crash

Source: Jordan Owen, Chicago Sun-Times, May 7, 2015

A north suburban animal shelter has filed a lawsuit against a bus company whose driver crashed a school bus through the front wall of the shelter in October 2013. Wright-Way Rescue filed the suit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court against Alltown Bus Service Inc., and driver Janice O’Leary. …. The bus jumped a curb on the north side of Touhy and crashed into Wright-Way. No one inside the building, human or animal, was injured. O’Leary was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, authorities said. According to the lawsuit, O’Leary became distracted, fell off her seat and lost control of the bus. … “As a result of the crash, many of the animals that WWR had planned to rescue were instead euthanized at animal control facilities throughout the Midwest,” the suit states. …

photo of school bus inside the building