Fri May 24, 2013
Accident Involving School Bus Shuts Down I-55 Southbound
This is a developing story. Will update as we know more.
An accident involving a school bus has shut down traffic on southbound I-55 this morning just south of downtown St. Louis at 7th Street.
Traffic is currently backed up all the way into Illinois. (See here for the latest traffic conditions).
Updated 10:40 a.m.
A Missouri Department of Transportation Twitter feed says the incident has been cleared. Traffic cameras in the area show no major back-ups.
Updated 9:28 a.m.
Capt. Dan Sutter with the St. Louis Fire Department says three elementary-aged children were taken to Cardinal Glennon hospital for wellness checks. Three adults – a driver and a bus monitor, along with the driver of the car – went to Saint Louis University Hospital.
There are no life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles are upright, and the road should be cleared relatively soon.
St. Louis Public Schools officials were told that the car rear-ended the bus.