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Mascoutah school bus hit by car during morning commute

Mascoutah school bus rear-ended during morning commute

A small Mascoutah School District bus was hit in the rear by a passenger vehicle Wednesday morning on Illinois 161 east of Belleville.
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A small Mascoutah School District bus was hit in the rear by a passenger vehicle Wednesday morning on Illinois 161 east of Belleville.

A small Mascoutah School District bus was hit in the rear by a passenger vehicle Wednesday morning on Illinois 161 east of Belleville.

Officials at the scene said there were no serious injuries.

The four students on the bus at the time of the accident were checked out on the scene, said Mascoutah School District Superintendent Craig Fiegel. They went on to school after being examined.

Fiegel said the bus was in the left-turn lane to make a left at the intersection of Radio Range and Illinois 161 when it was rear-ended. To his knowledge, neither driver was injured in the crash.

Illinois State Police responded to the accident.

Brian Brueggemann: 618-239-2512, @B_Brueggemann

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