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   Three people, including a St. Louis police officers are seriously injured after a car slammed into a patrol car in Midtown Tuesday night.  It happened about 9:30 at Washington and Compton.  

   Police say a passenger car with three people inside had been driving erratically earlier in the evening.  Police pursued the car, but had to stop to answer another call.  

   A short time later, the car ran through the intersection and struck a different police car.  

   One person climbed out of the passenger car and ran from the scene.  The two other people in the car, and the police officer were all taken to the hospital.  All three are listed in serious condition.  

   Police are still looking for the person who fled.

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   Two people are recovering from injuries after a tractor-trailer accident in Madison County.  It happened just after 8:00 Friday morning.  

   Police say the semi had been eastbound on I-270 when it left the road just east of the Canal Bridge.  The big rig broke through a barrier and rolled down to a construction road where it overturned.  

   EMS crews treated two people at the scene, including the truck driver.  

   It's not clear why the driver lost control of the semi or who the other injured person is.

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   WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a school bus carrying more than two dozen elementary school children has overturned in northern Illinois.

   Television footage from the scene near the village of Wadsworth shows the bus on its side, with two mangled cars nearby. Debris was scattered in an adjacent farm field.

   Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes (bahl-MEHS') told The Associated Press that there was no immediate word on injuries, although scores of emergency vehicles surrounded the wreck.

   The bus was taking 25 children to Newport Elementary School, which is about 45 miles north of Chicago.

   The accident happened around 8 a.m. about a mile from the school, which has some 400 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

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   A Jennings woman is in serious but stable condition after she crashed her car into a north city apartment building Thursday night. It happened just before midnight at Martin Luther King and Burd.

   The crash punched a hole in the Arlington Grove Jeffery L. Boyd building. Crews spent most of Friday morning cleaning up the mess.  

   St.Louis police say the 33 year old woman had been speeding, blowing through two stop signs along Dr. King,  before swerving to avoid a stopped car.  That's when she lost control, hit two stop signs, a light pole and a metal trash can before crashing into the building.

   Police say no one inside the building was hurt.

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An off-duty St. Louis police officer is recovering from a broken leg and a concussion after an overnight car accident.

Police say a car pulled in front of the officer who was driving in his personal car just after midnight at Hampton and Milentz in St. Louis Hills.

The man has been a police officer since 1993.
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