School Bus Crash Near Litchfield on I55
Mon, 14 May 2012 20:19:46 CDT
According to Illinois State Police:
At 4:34 PM this afternoon, a bus carrying 33 students and driver was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55 on the southbound lane near milepost 57. The school bus rear ended a semi-truck that had stopped/slowed for a construction zone traffic. Ten injured people, including the bus driver, were transported from the scene to either St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield and Hillsboro Area Hospital. One student was airlifted by Arch helicopter to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. The uninjured students were transported back to Grant Fork School.
Ambulances from the following departments and agencies were dispatched to the scene: Litchfield Fire Department, Raymond/Harvel Ambulance Service, Gillespie Fire Department, Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service, Dunn’s Ambulance Service in Carlinville, Nokomis/Witt Area Ambulance Service, Farmersville Ambulance Service, and Staunton Fire Department.
The following Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene: Litchfield Fire Department, Raymond/Harvel Fire Department, and Mt. Olive Fire Department.
Due to crash investigation I-55 Southbound from exit 60 to exit 52 (Litchfield) will be closed for and extended period.
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