January 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Updated: January 12, 2018 3:32 pm

N.S. school bus driver seriously injured in Cape Breton highway crash

RCMP are investigating a crash between a school bus that was carrying students and a trailer that had been partially left on the roadway in Cape Breton.

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A school bus driver has been seriously injured in a crash on Cape Breton while transporting students on Friday morning.

The collision happened on Highway 105 near Englishtown just after 8 a.m. The bus was near the crest of Kelly’s Mountain as it took students to Memorial High School in Sydney Mines.

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RCMP say the school bus with 11 students on board collided with a semi-trailer that had been left partially in the roadway overnight.

“The (students’) injuries were limited to bumps and bruises … I believe there was one sprained wrist,’ said Michelle MacLeod, spokeswoman for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.

However, the driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital by LifeFlight.

“He’s in serious condition and we’re just hoping for the best,” said MacLeod.

Members of the board’s crisis team were at both the school and hospital to offer information and comfort to the students and parents, she said.

A traffic analyst was on scene investigating the cause of the crash and traffic was closed in both directions on that portion of highway.

With files from The Canadian Press

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