This morning, December 19, there was an accident on Interstate 94 in Deerfield, Illinois, that involved a school bus and two trucks.
Twenty of the children on the bus were injured and were taken to various hospitals, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, according to the Illinois State Police. Two adults were also injured, the bus driver and one of the truck drivers.
The twenty students injured were from the Palombi Middle School in Lake Villa, and were in the seventh grade.
The accident happened at approximately 9:36 a.m., as a box truck rear-ended a second truck; the second truck struck the rear of the school bus. The accident happened on southbound I-94 just south of Deerfield Road.
Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the December 19 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff IL Patch.com story titled “Update: School Bus, Two Trucks Collide in Deerfield” as well as the Lake County News-Sun article of December 19 titled “20 Lake Villa students injured in I-94 bus crash.”
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