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3 hurt after elementary school bus slides off snowy road east of Goderich, Ont.

OPP say three elementary school children were injured in the crash. supplied by OPP

A school bus with seven elementary-aged students on board crashed Tuesday morning in Morris-Turnberry Township, east of Goderich, Ont., leaving three kids with injuries, according to police.

Ontario Provincial Police say the school bus “left the roadway due to poor weather conditions.” Const. Craig Soldan said the bus, which was headed northbound on Clyde Line on its way to a school in Wingham, “collided with a private driveway edge.”

The injuries resulting from the crash on Clyde Line are “non-life-threatening,” but one student was airlifted to London with a possible fracture. The other two kids had “body soreness,” Soldan said, and were taken to a local hospital by land ambulance.

The driver was also taken to hospital as a precaution due to a pre-existing injury, Soldan added.

OPP say a school bus slid off a snowy road east of Goderich, Ont., on Nov. 28, 2023. OPP_WR/X

A photo from the scene showed heavy snowfall completely covering the roadway with the bus off to the side and an emergency vehicle with a pylon on top of it to the left of the bus.

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Clyde Line between Cardiff and Browntown roads was closed following the crash but expected to reopen “shortly,” police said just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Initially, police reported there were 10 children on the bus at the time but Soldan said later in the afternoon that there were seven children on board.

 

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