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Pace Bus Drives Into Glenview Yard

The bus was hit by a snowplow and lost control, heading into the yard of a home. No one was seriously injured.

Updated at 10:35 a.m.

A Glenview Park District pickup plow truck, turning onto Glenview Rd. off Spruce St., had a head-on collision with a PACE bus this morning, around 6 a.m., according to the Glenview Fire Department.

Upon impact, the truck drove off the road and into a nearby house, causing minimal damage, according to Glenview fire chief, Wayne Globerger. The bus went off the road in the opposite direction, hitting a few bushes. 

A car in the area was also struck by the plow truck blade after the blade came loose in the accident, according to Glenview police. 

The bus driver and one passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but the car and plow truck driver were not, according to Glenview police. 

"We are grateful that there appears to be no serious injuries,”  Chuck Balling, executive director at the Glenview Park District, said in a statement. “We will continue to cooperate with the authorities regarding the accident."

The plow truck driver was issued a ticket for disobeying a stop sign, according to police.

"Luckily that time of day there wasn't a lot of traffic," Globerger said. "There weren't any serious injuries. Obviously there could have been this time of year."

"It looked worse than it was," Globerger added.

A Pace bus crashed through a row of bushes into the back yard of a Glenview home Friday morning, NBC Chicago is reporting. It stopped just feet away from the house. No one was seriously injured.

The bus was carrying one passenger at the time. Neither the passenger nor the driver, nor the driver of the other car were seriously injured, according to TribLocal. The snowplow driver declined to be taken to the hospital for what was described as "soreness."

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Nick February 09, 2013 at 01:39 AM
You are absolutely right Chris. The streets in Glenview after a snowfall are a joke. Waukegan Road in Glenview is always terrible, but if you go south of Golf Rd it is miraculously clean. I hear excuses," Waukegan Rd. is a county road ".Why is it clean in Morton Grove but not Glenview? A major thoroughfare such as Lake Ave is awful. I cant believe more people don't complain about it!
Sarah February 09, 2013 at 01:40 PM
So are Skokie roads a big mess
chris February 09, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I live off Waukegan Rd. and you're right, it is an awful mess after any snow. But I was shocked that Lake and Pfingston were so bad for so long considering that GBS and the hospital are there.
Jolynn Ruggerio February 09, 2013 at 03:56 PM
The pick up plow driver is wreckless. The roads around Hoffman were not plowed on Monday morning until children started arriving for School. The driver was weaving in and out of traffic, children walking to school, the drop-off line, and the busses, causing a bigger mess than the snow. Once again Park Manor is the neighborhood of a lesser god. Bet the Glen had plows plowing the sidewalks.
carll February 10, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Roads leading into Henking School are always clean and salted thanks to Northfield Township Road District and Pete Amarandos and his crew!

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