The driver of a bus that collided with an SUV in Woodstock Thursday morning, injuring eight people, has been cited for failing to yield at an intersection.
The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was called around 8:15 a.m. Thursday to the area of Franklinville Road and Perkins Road in unincorporated Woodstock for a report of a bus crash.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that a 2016 Ford F450 bus, driven by 24-year-old Celetra Moses, of Woodstock, was driving eastbound on Perkins Road and had stopped at the stop sign. A 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 52-year-old woman from Marengo, was driving northbound on Franklinville Road and did not have a stop sign.
The sheriff’s office said that the bus failed to yield to the Hyundai and drove through the intersection where the two vehicles crashed.
Eight people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries to Centegra Hospital-McHenry, Centegra Hospital-Huntley, and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.
Surrounding roads were shutdown for over an hour but were re-opened at 9:40 a.m.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, officials said. The bus driver was cited for failure to yield at an intersection.
The crash is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighters/paramedics from Crystal Lake, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Cary, Nunda Rural, Marengo, Harvard, and Union assisted the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District at the scene.