School bus backs into house
By Frank Abderholden firstname.lastname@example.org August 27, 2013 9:32PM
A school bus brushed up against this home on Low Avenue after going backward from Grand Avenue and Jackson Street in Waukegan, tearing off siding and breaking some windows. | Frank Abderholden~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 29, 2013 6:45AM
The renters at 841 Low Avenue in Waukegan are probably wondering if there is a jinx of some sort.
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, a school bus backed into their building, breaking a couple of windows and peeling some of the siding off the side of the house. Only the driver and an aide were inside the bus and they were not injured. No one inside the house was injured.
“This is the second time in just over a year that house was hit. Last year it was hit by an SUV,” said Captain Gene Decker of the Waukegan Fire Department.
He said the bus rolled backward from Grand Avenue and Jackson Street about a block before hitting the house. The driver told police there was a mechanical failure, but the driver was still cited for improper school bus operation.
“Thank God there were no cars or pedestrians at the time,” said Decker, “That was good.”