Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A school bus vs. pick-up truck accident occurred in Palatine late Tuesday and sent three middle school students and the pick-up driver to the hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
UPDATED: Wednesday, Dec. 19 7:30 a.m. A District 15 bus was involved in an accident late Tuesday afternoon, sending three children to the hospital, according to a release from the Palatine Fire Department. According to a message posted on the school's website, Winston Campus Junior High Activity Bus #WC929 was involved in the accident. The accident occurred at the intersection of North Frontage Road and Bayside Drive, according to the fire department, and involved the bus containing 25 children and the bus driver, and a male behind the wheel of a pick-up truck. According to the school’s website, per district policy, paramedics were called to check out all students, and another bus returned students to their homes. The second bus was …
Monday, August 20, 2012
More than 20 million children ride the bus to and from school. What do you stress to yours about how to stay safe?
OK, parents, a pop quiz: What’s the largest public transportation system in the U.S.? The answer: school buses. About 22.5 million kids ride them, resulting in more than 94.2 billion student-passenger miles each year. The good news is that according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, “school buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school.” Still, accidents can happen. According to the National Safety Council, loading and unloading are the most dangerous parts of the bus ride for students. Many organizations provide safety rules for riding the school bus, including this pamphlet from the National Safety Council and this primer written for kids from Kids Health. They …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A Community Consolidated School District 15 school bus was rear-ended on Smith Street.
A Community Consolidated School District 15 school bus was rear-ended on Smith Street during the afternoon rush hour. The crash partially closed Smith Street from about 4:11 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. Palatine Fire Department Battalion Chief William Gabrenya said the school bus was headed south on Smith Street and was on the north side of the intersection with Northwest Highway when the accident occurred. Gabrenya said the school bus was rear-ended by a mini-van at about 4:11 p.m. Gabrenya said there were two students on the bus at the time of the incident, neither were injured.