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Second school bus driver charged by St. Thomas Police in less than a week

Rimbey/Thorsby RCMP arrested two people after a crime spree involving a stolen school bus.
Rimbey/Thorsby RCMP arrested two people after a crime spree involving a stolen school bus. File / Global News

For the second time in less than a week a school bus driver has been charged in St. Thomas.

Police responded to a collision between a school bus and a car in the intersection of Fairview Street and Elm Street around 8:45 a.m. Monday

Investigators say the crash happened when the bus travelling eastbound on Elm made a left hand turn onto Fairview in front of an oncoming car travelling westbound. The driver of the car was taken to St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Police didn’t say if any students were on the bus at the time of the crash but didn’t report any other injuries.

A 41-year-old woman has been charged by police with a left turn violation under the Highway Traffic Act.

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The incident comes days after a 60-year-old man was charged following a collision last Thursday afternoon.

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In that case, police say the school bus driver lost control of the vehicle during a turn in the area of Isabel and Victoria Streets. The front of the bus hit a hydro pole and a parked vehicle.

There were six kids on the bus at the time of the collision but no injuries were reported.

The school bus driver was charged with careless driving.