Little Village crash involving school bus sends 16 to hospital: Chicago fire

School bus crash left 2 in serious to critical condition

ByJohn Garcia and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Head-on school bus crash in Chicago sends 16 to hospital
A Chicago crash on 31st and Kedzie in Little Village involving a school bus sent 16 people to the hospital, CFD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Sixteen people were taken to local hospitals Tuesday morning after a head-on crash involving a school bus with students with special needs, Chicago fire officials said.

Chicago police and fire officials said the crash took place just after 10:15 a.m. on 31st Street and Kedzie Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood.

The driver of the bus and the other car involved were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.

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The nine students with special needs, ages 16 to 18, were taken to Stroger and Saint Anthony hospitals in good condition.

Five adults on the bus were also taken for medical care.

Chicago police said a man driving an SUV was traveling south on Kedzie, when he tried to pass a semitrailer that was also traveling south. The SUV went into oncoming traffic, and hit the northbound bus.

The driver of the SUV was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving on a revoked license.