Fire crews help evacuate driver from crashed school bus in Barrington Hills

Updated 4/3/2018 10:40 PM

Fire crews had to rescue a school bus driver who crashed into a ditch near the intersection of Bateman and Algonquin roads in Barrington Hills late Tuesday afternoon.

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District firefighters arrived on the scene at around 4:37 p.m. and found that the bus, which was only occupied by the driver, was tipping to one side. The driver was unable to exit the bus without potentially causing the vehicle to tip or roll over.


Fire crews stabilized the bus and helped evacuate the driver, according to a news release issued late Tuesday.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash that led to the bus being in the ditch.

A large vehicle towing company was contacted to remove the bus from the ditch.

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