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'Party Bus' Crash: 19 Hospitalized When Bus Sideswiped On Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway

06/19/2012 10:04 am ET | Updated Jun 19, 2012

Fifteen people aboard a "party bus" were hospitalized early Tuesday after their bus was sideswiped by an SUV.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 290, the Eisenhower Expressway, near Ashland Avenue, a Ford Expedition struck the left side of the bus, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The bus was carrying between 40 and 50 people, ABC Chicago reports. None of the riders' injuries were life-threatening, according to state police.

The driver of the Expedition -- Andy Taylor, 29, of Chicago -- was charged with DUI, driving without insurance and making an improper lane change, according to the station. The driver of the bus also was cited -- for driving without insurance and for carrying too many people aboard the bus.

The bus's passengers rented the vehicle to celebrate the birthday of a family member who had died, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Four people in the SUV were also injured in the crash, according to the paper. Their injuries were also not serious.

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