September 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Updated: September 12, 2017 10:41 am

Three school buses collide in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Three high school buses collide on the Saint -Charles overpass in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Pascal Marchand
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Twenty-three high school students have been sent to hospital with minor injuries after three school buses in Vaudreuil-Dorion collided.

The buses were in line heading northbound on the Saint-Charles Avenue overpass going over Highway 40.

The first bus stomped on the breaks and caused the two buses behind it to ram into each other, according to Sûrété du Quebec officer Daniel Thibodeaux.

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The three-bus crash happened at 4:50 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Officer Thibodeaux says there is no criminal investigation into the accident and police have ruled out texting behind the wheel.

At the moment Thibodeaux says the accident was due to slow reaction time at the wheel.

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Saint-Charles Avenue near Cité-des-Jeunes and the on-ramp to Highway 40 is closed and a temporary detour has been put in place as police investigate.

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