During the morning commute on Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2023, a collision between a school bus and a passenger vehicle closed the intersection of County Road 6 and County Road 20, north of Odessa.
The Stock Transportation bus number 750 was carrying six students, as well as the bus driver and driver trainer. According to witnesses, the six high-school-aged students were uninjured, and a second bus arrived at the scene to continue their morning transportation.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was extricated from the vehicle by the fire department. The roof was removed from the vehicle to allow them to gain access, and the driver has been transported to hospital with possible serious injuries.
Both the bus driver and the driver trainer were also transported to hospital.
The intersection will remain closed while police conduct their investigation.
“We can confirm that one of our vehicles was involved in an incident in Wilton this morning. Our driver and monitor were checked for injuries. Students onboard were also checked for any injuries sustained. We are and will continue working with local authorities as they complete their investigation,” said Edward Flavin, Vice President of Communications for Stock Transportation.
Kingstonist has reached out to the ALCDSB and the L&A OPP for more information, however, no response was received by time of publication.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.