Rear of Prairie Grove Grade School District 46 Bus Hangs Over Railroad Track During Tenth Anniversary Week of Fox River Grove Bus/Train Crash

You might think that local school districts would have learned a lesson from the Fox River Grove tragedy that occurred ten years ago.

But, one apparently hasn’t.

I was driving west on Crystal Lake Avenue this afternoon about 1:35 and two buses were in the right lane. The second one, bus number 2, had its rear end hanging over the tracks of the spur on the little hill running toward Main Street.

Obviously, that is not the same as the rear of a bus hanging over a main line, as was the case in Fox River Grove in 1995. Any work train on that track would be traveling much slower than the speed of the commuter train.

It does make one wonder whether the most elementary lesson of the Fox River Grove crash has penetrated deeply enough.