Published: Sun, February 04, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Serious injuries reported after crash between bus and SUV near Stayner

Serious injuries reported after crash between bus and SUV near Stayner

OPP investigators have determined the van crossed the centre line and collided with a coach bus carrying students home from a school ski trip.

Eight people including six children have been hurt, some critically, in the head-on collision of a bus and an SUV on Highway 26 and Nottawasaga Sideroad 27/28 near Stayner Friday afternoon.

As for the bus, Leon said there were 41 students, a driver and three adults on board.

Ornge air ambulance told Global News two helicopters are being sent to the area.

They were all in the van that collided with the bus on highway 26 north of Stayner.

Leon said snow squalls in the area may have had an impact on driving conditions.

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Deputy Chief J.C. Gilbert said all those transported were taken to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital to be treated for their various injuries.

Clearview Fire Department Chief Colin Shewell said all eight people in the van are in life-threatening condition.

Some of the teens travelling on the coach bus suffered minor injuries.

Local officials in Stayner opened up their town arena to serve as a warming centre for those displaced by the collision while they waited for transportation. They were on their way back to Hamilton on one bus with three adult supervisors, while two other adult supervisors followed behind the bus in a auto. The president of Attridge Transportation told CP24 that he has received information from the driver of the bus.

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

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