A 32-year-old school bus driver was ticketed for his role in an accident in north suburban Grayslake that injured 13 students on their way to a volleyball tournament early Saturday, police said.
Jorge Tamayo of Chicago was cited for failure to yield while making a left turn. The bus and a pick-up truck collided and resulted in the bus flipping on its side.
The accident occurred about 7:45 a.m. at Route 83 and Washington Street, according to spokesmen for the Grayslake Police and Fire departments.
The injured were all members of the Libertyville High School girls' volleyball team, on their way to a tournament in Woodstock,police said.
Two were treated and released at the scene. Nine students were taken in good-to-fair condition to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and two were taken to Grayslake Emergency Center, he said. Of those two, one was in fair-to-serious condition with a possible broken arm and the other was listed in good-to-fair condition.
The other students suffered minor cuts and bruises. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, officials said.
The students were traveling to Woodstock for a volleyball tournament. According to the high school website, the school's freshman A girls volleyball team was scheduled to play in a tournament in Woodstock today.
The bus was headed north on Route 83 and the truck was headed south when the bus made a left on Washington, said police.
Both vehicles had a green light at the time of the crash, and neither appeared to have been speeding, police said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun