Ambulance Crashes Into School Bus on Northwest Side

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    An ambulance has reportedly crashed into a school bus near Grand and Central Avenues near Hanson Park Saturday morning.

    Two paramedics were taken to the hospital after an ambulance crashed into a school bus at Grand and Central Avenues near Hanson Park Saturday morning.

    The paramedics were responding to a call at the time of the crash, according to Police News Affairs.

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    Both paramedics were taken to area hospitals in stable condition and no children were reported to be on the bus at the time of the crash.

    The driver of the bus did not suffer any injuries in the accident and police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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    This is the second school bus accident to hit the area this week.

    On Friday, a driver was killed and dozens of children were taken to hospitals after a jeep collided with a school bus.

    All 35 people aboard the bus survived the crash that happened just after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Kilbourn Road and Illinois Route 173 in Wadsworth, 45 miles north of Chicago, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. said.

    Authorities said the driver of a Jeep Wrangler that collided with the bus, 62-year-old Philip Smith, of Beach Park, died of traumatic injuries. Two people from the Cherokee were taken by ambulance to a hospital.

    Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash after witnesses gave conflicting testimonies. 

    Authorities originally said the female driver may have ran a red light, but later said some witnessess discounted that claim. 

    It was later noted that the intersection where the crash occurred has a history of being a "high severity crash location" before traffic signals were installed last year.