No children hurt in Mundelein bus crash

 
 
Updated 1/22/2018 3:35 PM
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  • A school bus driver from Fremont Elementary District 79 was ticketed after a crash on Hawley Street in Mundelein early Monday.

    A school bus driver from Fremont Elementary District 79 was ticketed after a crash on Hawley Street in Mundelein early Monday. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

No children were hurt but a school bus driver was ticketed after a minor accident Monday in Mundelein, authorities said.

The bus driver was driving the 30-foot, mid-sized school bus south on Pershing Avenue when it clipped a Jeep Liberty in the rear passenger's side while trying to turn onto westbound Hawley Street about 8 a.m., Mundelein Deputy Police Chief Don Hansen said. The bus driver was cited for a moving violation, he said.

Hansen said 10 students from Mundelein Elementary District 75 were on the bus at the time. None were injured, he said.

The driver of the Jeep was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville as a precaution.

The bus is owned and operated by Fremont Elementary District 79, district officials said. District 75 students who attend the Lincoln Early Learning Center are transported on the Fremont buses, officials said.

District 79 officials said in a news release all students on the bus were wearing a five-point seat belt. The children remained on the bus after the accident, and the driver dropped them off at school after they were checked out by paramedics.

District 75 administrators immediately notified parents of the involved students. The students finished the day at school, and returned home that morning.

State law requires the driver undergo a drug and alcohol test, which he did immediately after the accident, officials said. The incident remains under investigation.

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