Illinois Crash Report: 5 hurt in rear-end crash involving tractor-trailer, school bus 

Crash Report – I-270

Du Quoin, IL 

Report ID: 2023 November 9 

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: Tractor-trailer 

Traffic Unit 2: School Bus 

Occupants: 17

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

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

Narrative

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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