Four people were in the SUV that side swiped a party bus on Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway around 2:30 Tuesday morning. The worst of the injuries appears to be a broken leg. (Source: WGN - Chicago)

The driver of an SUV was charged with DUI after he sideswiped a bus rented out for a party on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway, injuring 19 people, Illinois state police said.

Fiftee people on the bus and four people in the beige SUV were injured when the SUV hit the left side of the bus and rolled over around 2:30 a.m. near the Ashland Avenue exit, state police said. Most of the injuries were minor, but one person suffered a broken leg, authorities said.

The bus is owned by a private limo service that chauffeurs customers around the city in customized buses and SUVs with flat screen televisions, stereo systems and even a dance floor, according to the company's website.

Several of the bus passengers said they were celebrating the birthday of someone who had died in their family.

"We were just riding, having a party for someone who died in the family," said Andrea Boyd outside Stroger Hospital, where some of the passengers had been taken.

She said the SUV "hit us from behind. And everybody on the party bus was tumbling and flipping over each other."

The driver of the SUV, Andy Darrell Taylor, 28, of the 7600 block of South Loomis St., was charged with driving under the influence and was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, improper lane usage, failure to signal, driver's license not on person and no valid insurance, according to state police.

The driver of the bus, Ammar A. Wachaa, 40, of the 8200 block of Lawrence Avenue in Norridge, was cited for no valid insurance, suspended vehicle registration and overloading a bus, state police said.

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