MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A school bus with children on-board got into an accident with another car just north of Marine, Illinois Wednesday afternoon.
Illinois State Police (ISP) said the accident happened on Illinois Route 4 just north of I-70 around 4:45 p.m. A Chevrolet Cruze had stopped to turn onto I-70 when the school bus travelling directly behind it failed to reduce its speed in time. The bus hit the Cruze as a result, forcing it into oncoming traffic and then hitting a Ford Expedition.
Twenty-four kids were on the bus from the Triad School District. None of the children on the bus were injured. The driver of the bus refused medical attention but was however, issued a ticket for failing to reduce speed, ISP said.
Two people inside the Cruze were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.