Updated 01/30/13 – 9:54 a.m.
PARK RIDGE (CBS) — A school bus heading west in the eastbound lanes of Oakton Street, along the border between Park Ridge and Niles, was involved in a series of accidents that closed the thoroughfare for more than three hours during the Tuesday evening rush.
One Park Ridge police officer described it as “a scene out of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.”
A total of four people were injured, none seriously. The driver of the bus, a 77-year-old woman from Wheeling, apparently suffered some sort of medical emergency and lost control. She has been cited with driving in the wrong lane, disobeying a traffic signal and driving too fast for conditions.
Park Ridge Deputy Chief Lou Jogmen said in the half mile on Oakton between Oriole Avenue in Niles and Greenwood Avenue on the Niles-Park Ridge border, the full-sized Septran school bus hit nine cars.
“One of the cars was hit at Prospect…ended up driving into a home there,” he said.