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Bus, pickup collide in heavy fog

Three children on bus uninjured, drivers hurt

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 11:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 8, 2013 8:18 p.m. CDT

An accident between a Saratoga School bus and a pickup truck Friday morning seems to have been caused by heavy fog, according to Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan.

The three children on board the bus did not have any apparent injuries in the wake of the crash. They were, however, taken to Morris Hospital as a precaution. The bus driver suffered a hand injury.

The driver of the pickup, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, sustained unspecified injuries and was also taken to Morris Hospital. Callahan said he does not believe the injuries were life-threatening.

The accident occurred just before 8 a.m. The bus was westbound on Minooka Road and stopped at a stop sign. It then proceeded through the intersection, where it collided with a pickup truck that was northbound on Illinois 47.

“Poor visibility of less than 50 feet seems to be the main contributing factor,” Callahan said.

The truck sustained heavy front-end damage, but Callahan did not know if the bus was damaged.

No additional information on the accident and any charges stemming from it, nor the identities of the drivers involved, had been released prior to press time on Friday night.

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