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Bus collides with house after being struck by truck

Update (Friday, Dec. 4, 2020):

A 19-year-old man from Odessa has been charged in connection with the Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 collision that caused a Kingston Transit bus to collide with a house in the city’s west end.

The collision occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. that day when a pickup truck travelling northbound on Centennial Drive stuck the city bus near the front driver’s side wheel well. According to Kingston Police, the 19-year-old, who was the lone occupant of the pickup truck, failed to stop for a red light and stuck the bus, which was travelling westbound through the intersection at Malabar Drive on a green light at the time. One of the six people in the bus was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

As a result of their investigation, Kingston Police charged the driver of the pickup truck on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 with failure to stop for a red light contrary to section 144(18) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

Original article:

A bus collided with a house at Centennial and Malabar Drive on Saturday morning after the bus was t-boned on the driver’s side by a truck.

Photo by Cody Stafford-Arenburg

Witnesses say that the truck was going northbound on Centennial at around 10:30 a.m. when it struck the front driver’s side of the bus around the wheel well.

The truck appeared to try to avoid the collision by going left towards Malabar Dr but was unable to avoid the bus. Witnesses say that the bus veered into the home, damaging a fence, porch and window, as it also attempted to avoid the collision.

At least one person was treated for injuries by paramedics at the scene. The roadway was blocked by Kingston Police while fire rescue crews assessed the damage and tow trucks removed the vehicles.

The extent of the damage is not yet known and the roadway remains partially blocked as of 1:30 p.m. Tow trucks are on scene and are expected to remove the vehicles shortly. More to come.

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