Unincorporated Libertyville School Bus Accident Injures 17 People

An unincorporated Libertyville school bus accident occurred Thursday (August 1, 2019). This unincorporated Libertyville school bus accident involved multiple vehicles. 17 people were injured and taken to hospitals. All of those injured had non-life-threatening injuries.

An excerpt concerning this unincorporated Libertyville school bus accident, from the August 1, 2019 Lake County Sheriff’s Office media release titled “Unincorporated Libertyville School Bus Crash with Injuries“:

On August 1, 2019, at approximately 10:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic crash with injuries on Route 137 and River Road, Unincorporated Libertyville.  The crash involved three school buses carrying children and a dump-truck loaded with landscaping material.

Preliminary investigation shows the three loaded school buses were traveling westbound on Route 137, and a 1998 Mack Truck, with a 2016 Dierzen Trailer, driven by a 44-year-old man of Elgin, was behind the buses.  The buses began to slow for traffic in front of them, however, the driver of the Mack was unable to slow in time.  The front of the Mack Truck struck the rear of the first school bus, which pushed that school bus into the second school bus, and the second school bus into the third.  

The school buses were carrying children from the North Suburban YMCA Summer Camp in Northbrook. All children were ages 5-14. A total of 144 campers and counselors were on the three buses.  The 17 people injured were campers and counselors; none of the drivers were injured.

Another excerpt from the media release:

No citations have been issued as of yet, however, are likely for the driver of the truck.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this unincorporated Libertyville school bus accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above.

Discussion of a common injury – “whiplash” – from accidents in which a vehicle is “rear-ended” is seen on the “Whiplash” page.

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