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.