At least 4 injured in school bus crash in Ottawa

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OTTAWA, Ill. — At least four people are injured after a crash involving a school bus in Ottawa.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Thursday on the 2430 block of East 1251st Road. LaSalle County Sheriff’s deputies said that arriving at the scene, emergency crews found a school bus on its side.

There were four occupants on the school bus at the time, including the driver. All were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa with minor injuries.

The bus was transporting children from Deer Park Grade School, according to authorities.

LaSalle County deputies said the bus driver tried to avoid an animal in the road. Investigators said she lost control, and the bus carrying three minors rolled onto its side in a ditch.

The driver has been cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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