CHICAGO (CBS) — A bus crash was reported Thursday morning outside of Woodstock in McHenry County.
Police received a call around 8:15 a.m. Thursday morning about a crash at the intersection Franklinville and Perkins Roads, in unincorporated Seneca Township, according to McHenry County Sheriff’s police.
Reports state a crash occurred between and SUV and small passenger bus. All eight passengers on the bus were taken to area hospitals as a precaution and for possible minor injuries. Neither the driver of the bus nor the SUV suffered any injuries.
According to McHenry County Sheriff’s police, the bus was operated by Pioneer Center, a non-profit that provides direct services to thousands of individuals each year including the people with development disabilities, people with behavioral issues, and the homeless.
Personnel from 11 different fire districts – Woodstock, Union, Wonder Lake, Huntley, Crystal Lake, Marengo, Harvard Fire Protection District, Nunda Township, McHenry, Spring Grove, and Cary – and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to help transfer the passengers to area hospitals.
A preliminary investigation showed the driver of the bus, Celetra Moses, 24, stopped at a stop sign on Perkins Road, but then failed to yield to the SUV, a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by a 52-year-old woman, who was traveling northbound on Franklinville Road and did not have a stop sign. The two cars collided in the intersection.
The driver of the Pioneer Center bus was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection. Alcohol is not suspected as playing a role in the crash, according to McHenry County Sheriff’s office.