School bus crash on Granart Road in Big Rock Township

By on February 3, 2012

HINCKLEY-BIG ROCK—On Jan. 27 at approximately 8:10 a.m., Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sugar Grove Police, Big Rock Fire Department and Sugar Grove Fire Department responded to a report of a school bus crash on Granart Road, between Rhodes and Dugan roads in unincorporated Big Rock Township.

The initial investigation shows that a 2006 International School Bus was traveling east on Granart Road near the intersection of Camp Dean Road, when for an unknown reason, the bus left the roadway on the south side of Granart Road. When the bus went off the road, it went into a small ditch and then rolled onto its side. The speed limit on the stretch of roadway where the crash occurred is 55 mph.

The bus driver and three students were transported to Mercy Centre Hospital in Aurora by ambulance. All of their injuries were minor. Six other students and an adult monitor, who was also on the bus, were transported by another school bus to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. None of the injuries will require an overnight stay in the hospital, and several of the kids went to school after leaving the hospital.

There were a total of 11 people on the bus. Six of the students were special-needs students. The bus was on its way to Krejci Academy in Naperville. The bus is owned by Illinois Central School Bus Company. Most of the students were from the Sandwich area. All of the students were seat belted at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and no citations have been issued. At this time the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the identities of the parties involved in the crash.

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