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No students injured in school bus accident in Warrenville

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  • Students exit a school bus Monday morning after it came to rest in a ditch along Butterfield Road near Route 59 in Warrenville. The bus, carrying students from Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools, was struck by a Ford Explorer and sent spinning off the road. None of the students were injured, but the driver of the Explorer was transported to Central DuPage Hospital complaining of neck pains.

      Students exit a school bus Monday morning after it came to rest in a ditch along Butterfield Road near Route 59 in Warrenville. The bus, carrying students from Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools, was struck by a Ford Explorer and sent spinning off the road. None of the students were injured, but the driver of the Explorer was transported to Central DuPage Hospital complaining of neck pains.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • A school bus transporting students from Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools in Aurora to an event at Elmhurst College was struck by a Ford Explorer and sent spinning into a ditch Monday in Warrenville. No students were injured.

      A school bus transporting students from Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools in Aurora to an event at Elmhurst College was struck by a Ford Explorer and sent spinning into a ditch Monday in Warrenville. No students were injured.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Students board a second school bus Monday morning after the bus in which they were riding wound up in a ditch along Butterfield Road in Warrenville.

      Students board a second school bus Monday morning after the bus in which they were riding wound up in a ditch along Butterfield Road in Warrenville.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Video: School bus slides into ditch

 
 

No students were injured Monday morning when the school bus in which they were riding was struck by another vehicle along Butterfield Road in Warrenville and sent spinning into a ditch, authorities said.

The First Student bus was carrying students from Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley high schools in Aurora to an event at Elmhurst College when the accident occurred, Warrenville police Sgt. Brian Melvin said. The students were placed on another bus and continued on their way.

Melvin said the bus was heading east on Butterfield Road near Patterman Road when the driver of a westbound Ford Explorer lost control of his vehicle, struck the bus and sent it spinning across the road and into a culvert along the westbound lane. The Explorer, meanwhile, ended up facing westbound in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the Explorer was transported to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield complaining of neck pains. He told officers at the scene that his vehicle apparently struck a patch of ice and he lost control.

No citations were issued Monday morning.

Melvin said the bus "wedged itself pretty good into the culvert."

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