Geneseo, IL (January 14, 2020) – Early Tuesday morning, January 14th, in Geneseo, Illinois, a local woman, 54, driving a school bus crashed into another vehicle when attempting to pass two semi-trucks. The accident took place at around 7 a.m. Illinois State Police reported that the bus was traveling northbound on Wolf Road when she crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, colliding with the vehicle near East 1200th Street.
Both the bus and the other vehicle ran into the ditch after the crash. The driver of the vehicle was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. The vehicle’s passenger was uninjured.
No updates on the condition of the injured party have been provided. An investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
School Bus Accidents in Illinois
School buses are meant to be safe. However, all drivers are liable to cause crashes, even bus drivers. Studies have found that an estimated 134 people are killed in school bus crashes each year.
Of these fatalities, nearly three-fourths are occupants of other vehicles. These large buses have the capability to cause serious injuries in the event of a crash. Injured parties need to understand their rights after a crash.
The team of Illinois car crash attorneys at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. We can take over the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your own recovery. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for your case.
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