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A Dominican University shuttle bus ran into a River Forest home after it collided with another vehicle at about 8 a.m., Tuesday morning near the intersection of Bonnie Brae Place and Chicago Avenue. One student, the bus’s sole passenger, sustained a minor hand injury.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by the River Forest Police Department. Preliminary examination found that the driver of the shuttle, a four-year university employee, was traveling northbound on Bonnie Brae while the other vehicle was traveling westbound on Chicago, according to a statement issued by Dominican.

Following the collision, the shuttle bus continued north on Bonnie Brae, driving up a lawn and hitting the front of a house. Although one person inside the house was evaluated by paramedics, none of its occupants were reportedly injured.

The two drivers involved in the crash were both taken to an area hospital. The student was given first aid at the scene, but he declined to be taken to the hospital. The statement said the university will help the student access any further care.

 Wednesday Journal has reached out to the police department and to Dominican for comment.

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