Jackson County, Illinois School Bus Accident

There was a school bus accident in Jackson County on Friday morning, January 31, 2014.

This accident involved the school bus colliding with a passenger car.  As a result of the collision, five children were taken to a local hospital.  As well, the drivers of the passenger car and school bus were taken to a hospital.  According to sources, none of the injuries sustained in this school bus accident are considered to be life-threatening.

An excerpt regarding this accident, from the Janaury 31 kfvs12 article titled “Five children taken to hospital after bus crash” :

Lucinda Vinson, 73, of Carbondale was driving the school bus eastbound on W No Name Road. She was trying to cross Giant City Road and continue eastbound on E No Name Road.

Ashley Blessing, 23, of Carbondale was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu northbound on Giant City Road. Traffic on Giant City Road has the right of way.

The school bus crossed onto Giant City Road and Blessing hit the right passenger side of the bus, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the January 31 wsiltv.com article titled “Children Injured in Jackson Co. Bus Accident.”


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