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January 31, 2012
Path of Bus as it turned north on Harlem.
This is the approximate route of the bus. The film is from the level of a car, not a bus. The time is later in the afternoon, and darker. The path of the bus would have been shorter, as it would have gone into the further lane later since it is much larger in size. The whole film only takes 7 seconds traveling at the some 20 miles an hour, but this is not allowing for the angular momentum of a longer vehicle. You will notice that from 2.5 to 4 seconds, the blink of an eye, if you are distracted or doing anything else it is quite possible to miss the man standing on the corner-or in the crosswalk. Since a man lost his life it would proper to subpoena records of the drivers cell phone at the time and see it was being used. Even without a cell phone being used if a person is notgiving his or her full attention to driving, bad things can happen.
January 27, 2012
The Red Spot on the photo indicates approximately were Mr. Taube was hit and killed by the CTA bus driver. The bus shown in the photo is on the route taken on the day of the accident, but on the return run.
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The North east corner of Madison and Harlem one day later still shows the remains of Edward Taube's blood.
Forest Park Resident Ed Taube is Killed by a Female Bus Driver Who Allegedly Fails to Yield to a Pedestrian in the Crosswalk.report and commentary by Ed Vincent
Edward Taube 64 years of age, of Forest Park, died at 12:52 p.m. at Loyola Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. Loyola Hospital is the closest trauma center to the accident. Mr. Taube was in the crosswalk headed west, back to his house when he was struck by a CTA bus coming from the west on Madison street. The bus turned on Harlem Avenue and proceeded north right in front of Mr. Taube. The rear of the bus hit Mr. Taube and crushed his legs throwing him some 8 feet from the point of impact in the crosswalk. His massive loss of blood could still be seen in the gutter of the street one day later. Ed Taube was not a large man and he was walking slowly because he had just left West Suburban Hospital a week earlier having had a hernia fixed. There are numerous reports published talking about his blindness or impaired vision, these are all false. His vision was fine, but how did the driver miss seeing him in the crosswalk? Did she see him and think she could beat him to the area? Was she texting and failed to see him in the first place? The investigation is still continuing and these very items will be investigated.
Ed Taube was a smaller man with white hair. He was liked by all of friends in the apartment building in Forest Park where he lived with his pet cat. Ed had lived in the apartment for a decade or more and his neighbor Odessa had known him for the five years, she has lived in the same apartment building. The apartment has many people that live like one big family and Ed was a pleasure to know. If Odessa hadn't seen him in a day or two she would ask him where he had been, Ed would answer with some quick witted spoof like he had been in Vegas gambling for a few days. He enjoyed his life, and though quiet he was funny and great company. None of his friends reported him as despondent or depressed, it was all the opposite. He took care of himself, his cat and his friends. He was abandoned as a child, his own mother left him when he was three years old and he had no family but his cat and the friends in the apartment building. One of his extended family members in the apartment is now taking care of Ed's cat.
Pace spokesman Patrick Wilmot seems to be covering for the CTA, stating that Ed Taube might have had impaired vision and might not have even been in the crosswalk, as reported. Would that mean that he was struck while on the sidewalk? I don't think so. Did the driver hear or feel her driving over the legs of the elderly man or did the passengers let her know?
The driver on Route 318 appears to have made a big mistake and Ed Taube paid the ultimate price. The bus company is making their own investigation.
The apartment in Forest Park and the town have lost a good man, a kind person. Rest in peace Ed.
January 27, 2012
There is nothing new to report this morning. There is talk that the person has been identified and that the investigation is still on going. It is not known if the family of the victim have been notified or where the person lived.
We hope to have more news soon...
Press Release from the Village of Oak Park
Bus strikes, kills pedestrian
Just after noon today, Thurs., Jan. 26, a Pace bus struck and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Harlem Avenue and Madison Street in Oak Park.
Witnesses said the bus was traveling east on Madison Street at a low rate of speed and turning north onto Harlem Avenue. The pedestrian was crossing Harlem, walking west on the north side of Madison Street.
Emergency services personnel found the victim, a male in his mid-50s, about eight feet north of the crosswalk with apparent severe leg trauma and significant loss of blood. He was transported to Loyola Hospital in Maywood where he was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m.
The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The investigation is continuing.
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