Truck Driver Cited For Careless Driving After Rear-Ending School Bus With Children Onboard

Ontario, Canada – A 51-year-old truck driver from Toronto has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act, according to an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) news release. On Wednesday morning at approximately 9 a.m. the tractor-trailer rear-ended a school bus on Highway 34 just down the road from Pleasant Corners Public School, where the bus was headed that morning, according to the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).

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The bus driver was airlifted to the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus. Four children onboard were also taken by ambulances and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, OPP said. Nineteen other children were taken to hospital in another bus, as a precaution.

Two other vehicles were involved in the accident, but the occupants were not injured.

Feature image courtesy of Pierre Cormier/Facebook.

 

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