School Buses Collide in Evanston

Middle school students taken to hospital after sustaining minor injuries in bus collision

By Dominic Trombino
|  Tuesday, May 17, 2011  |  Updated 1:48 PM CDT
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School Buses Collide in Evanston

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About  20 Chicago-area middle school students were transported to hospitals in Evanston after sustaining minor injuries suffered during a collision between two school buses.

The accident happened at about 11:15 a.m., an Evanston official said.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz  said that one bus rear ended the other. About 50 students were on the two buses, according to the Chicago Tribune. At least 20 students and an adult were transported to the hospital.

The bus that caused the accident came from Rowe Elementary school. The driver was taking students on a field trip to Northwestern University. The driver said he was distracted, the Tribune reports.

The injured students were transported to Evanston Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, according to Bobkiewicz.

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