School Bus Involved in Crash in Southwest Suburbs

A school bus was involved in an accident in the southwest suburbs Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Cedar Rd and Victoria Crossing in southwest suburban Lockport at 3:23 p.m., according to the Lockport Police Department. 

District officials confirmed that the school bus was from the Homer Community Consolidated School District. Authorities said the bus was traveling southbound on Cedar Rd, when a car traveling eastbound on Victoria Crossing pulled in front of the bus, which had the right-of-way. 

The bus struck the car, police said. A total of six people were taken to area hospitals: the bus driver, three children on the bus, and the driver and passenger, both teenagers, in the vehicle. All injuries were reportedly non-life threatening, police said. 

Video from Sky5 showed people crowding around the bus, which appeared to have gone off the road, while as many as a dozen ambulances stood nearby. 

There were 20 students on the bus, according to the school district, and none sustained any serious injuries. Some parents were seen walking away with their children, though officials said each had to sign a waiver before the bus could be moved. 

Cedar Rd was reopened around 5 p.m., according to police.

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