A bus carrying special-needs students was involved in a non-injury collision about 8:05 a.m. Friday as it was carrying the kids to school, Freeburg police said.
The accident happened on Illinois 15 near its intersection with Peabody Road. The school bus, flanked by police cars with their flashing lights on, drew attention from passing motorists.
"No one was injured," Police Chief Mel Woodruff said. "Both vehicles had been driven from the scene. It was one of those things that looked worse than it was."
Woodruff said the drivers of the vehicles disputed how the accident happened.
"There was a vehicle, the passenger car, that was turning and waiting for traffic and it was struck from behind by the bus," Woodruff said. "The driver of the car said the driver of the bus failed to stop. The bus driver said the passenger car cut off the bus."
No tickets were issued, Woodruff said, because it was impossible to tell who was at fault.
About 10 kids, all of grade school age, were on the bus, Woodruff said. Police stayed with the bus while the kids were checked out and their parents were notified about the accident.
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