MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) - One child received minor injuries Thursday afternoon after a school bus accident.
Illinois State Police say the bus was driving northbound on IL Route 111 when it was rear-ended by a 1994 Infiniti, approximately ¼ mile south of Tremont Lane shortly before 3:30 p.m.
The driver of the Infiniti said he saw the yellow warning lights on the bus preparing to stop, but thought he bus was finishing up the stop and looked down to grab a cup. He accelerated, looked up, saw the bus was stopped, and hit the back of the bus.
The Infiniti went up a driveway, hit a tree, spun around, and topped on a large tractor tire 60 yards from IL Route 111.
One child complained of minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The driver of the Infiniti was cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.