Crash Report – I-270
Du Quoin, IL
Report ID: 2023 November 9
OFFICER ID#: Unknown
Traffic Unit 1: Tractor-trailer
Traffic Unit 2: School Bus
Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes
Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown
Road Surface Condition: Dry
Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Other
Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A
NEAR DU QUOIN, IL – A school bus driver struck the end of a tractor-trailer’s flatbed, resulting in them, along with four students on the bus, getting sent to a hospital Thursday. This collision happened after 3 p.m. at the U.S. Highway 51 South just before Kimmel Road. Illinois State Police confirmed that the tractor-trailer driver was waiting to turn onto Kimmel when, for reasons unspecified, the bus driver failed to avoid hitting the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer driver and 11 other students on the bus were unharmed. The bus motorist and the injured students’ conditions were made unclear.
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