School Bus Crashes in Boone County

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police, fire and rescue officers responded Wednesday to a call of a school bus accident in Boone County.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Beloit and Orth Roads, in Belvidere around 3:30 p.m.

Boone County firefighters on the scene have confirmed the bus has flipped on its side. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says one child was partially trapped.

There were 35 students aboard the bus. Twelve individuals were transported to four area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, said Boon County Fire Protection District 2. Of the 12, 10 were students and two were adults, the bus driver and the driver of the vehicle. Firefighters extricated one child from the bus.

The accident involved the bus and one car, fire officials said. Both the drivers of the bus and the car were hospitalized.

A second alarm was called for extra ambulances. A total pf 14 ambulances responded from the area.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says preliminary evidence shows the car failed to stop at an intersection before striking the bus.

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