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School bus involved in head-on collision near Arcola

A bus carrying 25 first-grade students from Arcola Elementary School was coming back from a field trip on Illinois 133, just west of Arcola, when the bus was struck head-on by a Dodge Charger that had crossed lanes. The collision occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Sherry Bare (61) was driving the school bus. Despite her efforts to avoid the collision by slowing down and veering to the shoulder of the road, the two vehicles still collided.

It has been reported that three injuries resulted from the collision. Bare, a chaperone, and a student were all taken to the hospital for minor injuries. All other students on the bus were examined for injuries by emergency personnel. Injuries to the students included scratches, scrapes, bruises, sore muscles, and a broken bone. Shortly after being examined, students were reunited with their families.

The driver of the Dodge Charger has been identified as Korbin Barrett (19). Barrett had to be pulled out from the vehicle by first responders after the collision occurred, however, he was taken to the hospital with injuries police described as non-life-threatening.

Barrett who was driving the Dodge Charger, was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The suffering that results after a car accident is immense. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the actions of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party to help you deal with your injuries, property damages, and your emotional and physical suffering. Contact the car accident attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. to determine if you are eligible for compensation at (217) 328-2828.