ILLINOIS – Over a dozen middle school students were injured following a bus collision on Monday afternoon.
A bus transporting 33 sixth-grade students from Grantfork Upper Elementary School in the Highland School District crashed into the rear of a semi while on the way back from a field trip to Springfield, Illinois.
Over a dozen students and the bus driver were injured as a result of the crash, which took place just after 4:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 55, roughly five miles north of Litchfield.
Two buses transporting fifth and sixth-grade students had visited the state capitol, Lincoln home and museum and the old courthouse earlier that day and were on the way back to the school when the crash occurred.
The semi had either slowed or stopped for traffic in a construction zone when the bus rear-ended it.
One student, Jessica Davis, 12, of Alhambra, Illinois, had to be airlifted to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, where she was being treated for a broken femur. She has been listed in fair condition and expected to undergo surgery.
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