Six people were injured when a car collided with a school bus on the South Side this morning, causing the bus to also hit a van.
At least five special needs adults were on the bus, and a driver, but none of the injuries were serious, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The bus, which collided with a Honda Civic at St. Lawrence Avenue and Marquette Road, was headed to a school for people with disabilities, and all those on the bus were adults, police said.
The accident happened around 7:15 a.m. in the 6600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. Four people were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, one in fair to serious condition and three in good to fair condition, the department said.
Two people were taken in good to fair condition to St. Bernard Hospital.
The driver, 46, declined to be taken to a hospital, said Police News Affiars Officer John Mirabelli. A 75-year-old bus attendedant and the 22-year-old driver of the Civic were taken to the University of Chicago, with the driver complaining of back and neck pain.
Of the students, a man in his 20s and a 40-year-old woman were taken to St. Bernard, and a 26-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were taken to the University of Chicago, all largely for observation, police said.
The Honda was headed west on Marquette Road when it collided with the busm which was headed north on St. Lawrence, Mirabelli said. The bus then also is believed to have hit a van.
Police were trying to find witnesses or video that would indicate whether the driver of the bus or the driver of the Honda ran a red light.
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