17 People Hospitalized After Buses, Dump Truck Collide Near Chicago

Truck and bus which collided near Chicago. (Lake County Sheriff Dept.)

Police say 17 children and adults have been hospitalized after a dump truck crashed into three school buses in a northern Chicago suburb.

Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Covelli says the buses were carrying a total of 144 children ages 5-14 and adults in unincorporated Libertyville about 11:10 a.m. Thursday when the truck struck the rear of one bus, causing that bus to crash into the bus ahead of it and the second bus to crash into a third.

Covelli says about 17 people on the buses, including children and adults, went to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The rest were evaluated by paramedics at the scene.

Covelli says the buses carried campers and camp counselors from the North Suburban YMCA Summer Camp in Northbrook.


(Screencap WABC)
(Lake County Sheriff Dept.)

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