Chicago area school bus accident injures 12

An Illinois school bus crash in South suburban Orland Park has resulted in injuries to 12 people, including nine grade school students, according to CBS News in Chicago. The students were from High Point School, a school for third, fourth and fifth graders. The accident occurred around 3 PM at 147th St. & Lagrange Road, and involved a school bus and a car.

The bus had 20 students on board at the time of the accident. Nine were injured were taken to area hospitals. The injuries are reportedly non-life-threatening
School administrators reportedly came out to the scene to help police. The Orland Park Fire Department also responded. Some parents drove out to the scene of the accident to pick up their kids, while others were taken away by another bus.

Chicago area school bus accidents can often result in serious injuries. Seatbelts are typically not used on buses, and kids can get badly knocked around in a crash.

The cause of the accident has not yet been reported and is still being investigated. High Point School is part of Orland Park District 135.

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