Note: Original scanner traffic said it was a school bus full of children.
Update: Company bus, the driver of the bus was allegedly of their cell phone when the accident happened. More than 20 people were reporting injuries and taken to a local hospital.
Around 1:51 pm today several units were dispatched to the area of Main and Springfield. Scanner traffic is saying there is an accident near this intersection. Injuries are being reported. A school bus is involved. The people in the car are trapped and need extrication. Many units are en route to the scene. There are children on the bus, approx. 30 children on the bus. Still developing. Please avoid the area.
Update: They are requesting more units to the scene. They said the school bus is full. A city bus has came to the scene to transport the students. A few Rockford Scanner fans said they witnessed the school bus run the red light at the intersection.
I saw this happen, the bus driver was speeding severely threw the light and bounced off the top of the Car! Thank god the driver of the car survived!
Around midnight officers were dispatched to an address on Springfield in Rockford. Scanner traffic is saying there was a party at a house. The homeowner pulled out a gun and said “The party is over and everyone to leave” there are also reports of a 14 year old female passed out, underage drinking and also some people fighting. Several officers are en route, as well as medical. Still developing.
Around 3:16 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of W State and Springfield. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this intersection. injuries were reported. They requested extrication as well. Several emergency personnel were en route
UPDATE: Extrication was cancelled
Rockford, Illinois, is the most dangerous city in the U.S. with a population between 100,000-200,000 people, displacing Little Rock, Arkansas, which now ranks as #2. Tallahassee, Florida moved onto the list at #8 after just missing the cut at #12 last year; Odessa, Texas also moved from #11 to #9. Many of the rest of the positions held steady and only saw small increases or decreases in their violent crime rates.
All statistics are based on 2015 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. Check out the slideshow below for the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000
Click HERE to find out who the other 9 cities are (This is also the source we got this info from)
———-> MYSTATELINE.com RAN WITH THE SAME SOURCE LAST YEAR, WHEN ROCKFORD WAS #2 ~ http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-rockford-now-2nd-most-dangerous-small-city-in-us
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