Students, Driver Safe After Commuter Train Hits School Bus

Students, Driver Safe After Commuter Train Hits School Bus

CHICAGO (AP) – A commuter train struck the front-end of a school bus that stalled on tracks in suburban Chicago.

The driver and the five students aboard the bus were able to exit before the 2:40 p.m. Friday crash in Orland Park, southwest of Chicago.

Orland Fire Protection District Chief Michael Schofield said an investigation shows “the driver stopped at the tracks as required to do so, but when she started the bus to cross, the bus stalled with the front end of the bus over the tracks.”

He added that the gate came down on top of the bus and the driver quickly escorted the children to safety minutes before the Metra train hit it.