Seriously Hurt After Ontario Crash Between Van And Bus

Seriously Hurt After Ontario Crash Between Van And Bus

Some of the injured have been taken to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

He said the eight injured were in the minivan.

A bus arrived on scene to shuttle students to the local arena where they were given food and drinks until another coach came to pick them up around 4:30 p.m., Sewell said.

The crash happened on Friday afternoon along a stretch of the highway, near 27-28 Sideroad.

Sgt. Peter Leon says all of the injured were flown to hospitals in Toronto.

Ornge air ambulance told Global News two helicopters are being sent to the area. The ages of the two adults were not available, and Leon said the van had a US licence plate.

Simcoe County Paramedics confirmed to CP24 about a hour after the crash that eight people were transported to hospital.

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As for the bus, Leon said there were 41 students, a driver and three adults on board. In total, there were said to be 50 people on the bus, including 47 students.

They were returning to a Hamilton high school after a day at Blue Mountain.

The president of the chartered bus company Attridge Transportation, Glenn Attridge, told CP24 he gathered information about the crash through his driver who was operating the bus involved.

Attridge said the driver was "pretty shook up" after the crash. They are being taken to the Clearview Community Centre.

"Our prayers as a school community go out to the occupants of the other vehicle that was involved in the collision", she added.

Highway 26 was closed in the area of the crash while OPP officers conducted their investigation.

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