CHICAGO — A driver and two students suffered minor injuries when a bus carrying the Resurrection College Prep bowling team flipped onto its side on the Tri-State Tollway Tuesday afternoon, police and school officials said.
Around 5:15 p.m., the bus was headed south on I-294 near Archer Avenue in suburban Justice when the driver suffered a seizure and veered off the highway, according to state police.
Aboard the bus were 11 students and their coach headed to a tournament in suburban Blue Island, according to Kathleen Heneghan, a spokeswoman for the Catholic school at 7500 W. Talcott Ave.
The driver was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, and two students were brought to Palos Community Hospital, police said.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, Heneghan wrote in a statement, adding that "school administrators worked to ensure that players were safe and with their families" Tuesday evening.
"We appreciate the concern and prayers expressed," she continued.
The team's coach, Caryl King, had thought the bus was getting off at an exit when it began to drift off the expressway, she told NBC Chicago.
"The bus driver started swerving and all of a sudden we went off to the right," she told the network. "And then all of a sudden we were on the side and the bus was bouncing around real bad."
The crash remains under investigation, police said.