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Team bus rolls over on I-294 tollway in IL

A school bus carrying about a dozen members of a sports team from Resurrection College Prep High School in Chicago rolled over on Interstate 294 yesterday near the town of Justice, Illinois, when the bus driver suffered a seizure during the evening rush hour, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

At about 5:15 PM, the single-vehicle accident injured two students, who were taken to Palos Community Hospital for the treatment of injuries that were not considered serious. The bus driver was also injured and was taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes near Archer Avenue (Illinois Route 171), Illinois State Police said. The girls’ bowling team was on their way to a tournament in Blue Island Tuesday evening.

A report in the Chicago Tribune quoted coach Caryl King as telling WMAQ-TV (NBC affiliate), “The bus started to veer to the right and all of a sudden we were seeing grass.”

The accident remains under investigation. It wasn’t reported if the school bus was equipped with seat belts or if the students were strapped in when the crash occurred. Resurrection is a Catholic high school in the Chicago archdiocese.

The school reported that today’s bowling match had been cancelled. Last night’s and today’s bowling matches will be made up next Monday and Wednesday at practice, where the girls’ team will bowl unopposed at a local alley and report their scores to the league.

Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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