Bus slams into cars in Niles

A north suburban school bus driver lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a series of cars over a nine block stretch of road.

The driver apparently suffered some kind of medical emergency, around 2:30 p.m. near Oakton and Milwaukee in Niles.

The westbound bus swerved into the eastbound lanes, hitting five cars between Milwaukee Ave and Greenwood.

One of the cars was forced off the road and into a house.bus-crash-niles

There were no kids on the bus and no significant injuries, although some of the victims, along with the bus driver, were transported to area hospitals.

6 comments

  • John

    Medical emergency eh? This is bound to happen again. Haven't anyone noticed that most of these bus drivers are speeders? They should be always under the police radar. Pretty soon innocent children will get hurt.

    • Quietness

      John you are absouletly right. I just became a first time school bus driver and we are suppose to honor the speed limit. I DO, but the other drivers does not. They pass me up speeding ALL the time, then look at me funny.

    • chitownpeeps

      she wasn't speeding she was an elderly woman who should have retired long ago although I must admit im curious to know what her supposed "medical Emergency" was, I am guessing dementia or stroke

  • No Mercy

    I travel this stretch of road daily – I've never seen school buses drive over the speed limit – they've always obeyed the speed limit and other road signs. Let's not be quick to point fingers and blame the driver, we're all human and people do suffer medical emergencies, this just sounds like an accident and hopefully everyone is okay

  • jeff

    I DRIVE THIS ROAD ALSO BUS DRIVERS ARE GOOD… DRIVERS AS FOR THE SLEEPY AND INCAPABLE DAILY DRIVERS IF YOU CAN NOT DRIVE A OPEN STRETCH OF ROAD. SLOWER TRAFFIC TO THE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OFF THE ROAD OR HIRE A DRIVER THAT CAN DRIVE YOUR MENTALLY SLOW BUTT AROUND ………. WHY WERE YOU GIVEN A LICENSE IN THE FIRST PLACE ????YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR VEHICLES CAPABILITES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KMM

    Lets slow down and take a breathe. First off -get all the information first before you make comments about something or someone.
    The bus driver had a medical emergency, common sense tells you that she had an episode of some sort. Something that could not be control. Can happen to anyone of us at any time, whether you want it to or not. Thank goodness no one was fatally hurt. Some day you might be in a simular situation and you are going to want some consideration. I bet you the bus driver will agree with you about your comments on how some drivers are. As for any occupation, there are always some bad seeds.

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