Four Hurt In School Bus vs Pickup Truck Crash on N Frontage Rd and Bayside Dr, Unincorporated Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:19 PM Tuesday to a school bus crash with students on board at Bayside Drive and North Frontage Road for Route 53. Palatine police discovered a crash involving school children on board a school bus, and requested additional police backup and firefighter/paramedics to respond to the scene. Cook County Sheriff's Deputies also responded to the crash.

Firefighters reported a need for extrication to pop the door to a pickup truck that crashed into the bus. The driver of the pickup truck was extricated and transported to a nearby hospital. Three other crash victims were also transported to a nearby hospital. Two are confirmed to be on board the bus. Two Palatine Fire Department ambulances were on the scene and one Long Grove FPD ambulance was on the scene.

The students were reported to be about 12-14 years-old, and were from District 15's Winston Campus. Some parents picked up their children at the scene. Other students were transferred to another school bus and were transported back to the Winston Campus for parent pickup.

The front of the school bus was pushed off the roadway to a corner, while the pickup truck was spun around. North Frontage Road was closed for an extended period for rescue, investigation and vehicle removal.

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