Man Killed in Head-On Crash with School Bus On Palatine Rd Between Roselle Rd and Ela Rd, Inverness

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Fatal crash involving a school bus with no passengers on Palatine Road, just east of Highland Road in Inverness.

Inverness police and Palatine Rural firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:50 PM Friday to a crash involving a school bus and an SUV near Palatine Road and Highland Road Inverness, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics arrived within two minutes and reported a school bus-vehicle crash involving extrication — possibly prolonged extrication. Crews on the scene requested an extra rescue squad respond to the scene. No passengers were aboard the bus.

The driver of the SUV required rescue extrication to free him from the vehicle. The extrication operation lasted just under 25 minutes. A medical transport helicopter was requested, but could not respond because of weather conditions. The male driver was transported to Northwest Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The bus driver was walking at the scene, and was transported by Hoffman Estates rescue ambulance to St. Alexius Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The school bus was a Community Consolidated School District 15 school bus.

A witness reported that the westbound SUV moved into the oncoming eastbound lane, and the eastbound bus driver responded by trying to evade the SUV — moving toward the westbound lane. The vehicles crashed, and the SUV was pushed into the north side of Palatine Road.

Barrington, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows firefighters assisted Palatine Rural firefighters at the scene.

Palatine Road was closed in both directions for an extended period.

Map of area of head-on crash near Palatine Road and Highland Road in Inverness …

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