CHICAGO — Several people were hurt Tuesday in a crash involving a school bus on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Students with special needs were among those taken to the hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said.
Crews including several ambulances responded to 31st Street and Kedzie Avenue around 11 a.m. in the city’s Little Village neighborhood for reports of a head on crash.
According to police, an SUV driven by a man, attempted to pass a semi truck. The SUV then went into oncoming traffic and struck the school bus head on.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, 16 total people were transported to area hospitals. Two drivers were taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to CFD.
Police said nine students, ages 16-18, were taken to the hospital for evaluation but no series injures were reported.
A Special Olympics event was taking place nearby at La Villita Park.
The driver of the SUV was issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Driving on a Revoked License, police said.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.