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All Children Treated and Released from Hospital After Accident

Feb 20, 2015 10:47AM ● Published by Steven Jack

Photo posted to Only Oswego Facebook page by Brent Spychalski

UPDATED 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 20

Montgomery Police released more information on this crash Friday afternoon. According to police, a car driven by Alexis Molina, 23, of Hickory Hills, disobeyed the stop light at Orchard and Mayfield drive while traveling north on Orchard. 

Molina ran into the side of the bus, which was traveling east on Mayfield Drive, police said. Molina, who did not receive life-threatening injuries, was ticketed for a disobeying a traffic control device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

All children have been treated and released as of 2 p.m. Friday, police said.

ORIGINAL STORY

A District 308 school bus with several students from Boulder Hill Elementary School was involved in an accident Friday at about 8:15 a.m. near Orchard Road and Mayfield Drive. 

According to a news release from District 308 spokesman Brian Graves, 10 students were transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center for treatment and evaluation. In all, 31 students were on board the bus at the time.
 
A release from the Oswego Fire Protection District said the injuries to students were minor.

Staff members of District 308, including Superintendent Matthew Wendt, met students at Rush-Copley as they arrived, and parents were contacted immediately.

“The safety and welfare of our students is our primary concern,” said Wendt.  

Another bus was sent to the scene to transport students to Boulder Hill Elementary who were not taken to the hospital or released to their parents, Graves said.

Firefighters extricated the driver of the vehicle and she was transported to Mercy Hospital in Aurora. 

It is still unclear how the bus was involved in the accident, however; it did come to a stop in a field on the southeast corner of the intersection. Attempts to reach Montgomery Police for additional information have so far been unsuccessful.  


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