Man in motorized scooter struck, seriously injured by charter bus in South Loop

A man in a motorized scooter was struck by a charter bus and seriously injured this afternoon in the South Loop, authorities said.

The man was in the 1300 block of South Wabash Avenue when he was struck about 1:50 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said.

The man was in a wheelchair when he was hit by the bus, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety. Photos from the scene show a motorized scooter in a police squad car trunk and a charter bus stopped in the area.

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