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.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
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.READ MORE: Families Hold Vigil For Child Victims Of Gun Violence In Chicago, Call For Solutions
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.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says preliminary evidence shows the car failed to stop at an intersection before striking the bus.