A school bus versus SUV collision created delays for motorists Friday afternoon in Plainfield.
Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said the school bus, which was unoccupied except for the driver, rear-ended an SUV on Van Dyke Road at Lockport Street around 4:15 p.m. Friday.
The bus driver and the two occupants of the SUV refused treatment at the scene of the crash, but the accident created headaches for motorists, according to Stratton.
“Traffic was backed up all the way to [Route] 59,” following the crash, he said.
This is the second school bus crash this school year in Plainfield. The first crash, on Aug. 20, involved a bus belonging to Septran, District 202’s special education transportation provider. As in Friday’s crash, no students were aboard the bus at the time of the accident.
The bus involved in Friday's accident belongs to First Student, District 202's regular education transportation provider.