Student, bus driver taken to hospital after collision with pickup east of Peterborough

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School bus and pickup truck collide east of Peterborough
Several students were assessed by paramedics and one person was taken to hospital after a pickup truck and school bus collided just east of Peterborough on Thursday morning – Jan 27, 2022

No serious injuries were reported after a school bus and pickup truck collided just east of Peterborough on Thursday morning.

Emergency crews around 8:30 a.m. responded to the collision on Providence Line, south of Dillon Road, in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township, just a few kilometres east of the city.

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Peterborough County OPP say the school bus was travelling northbound when it collided with the southbound pickup truck at the crest of a hill.

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The bus was struck on the driver’s side and veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

Several dozen young students were aboard the bus. Several youth and the bus driver were assessed by paramedics with one student being transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with a minor injury, OPP Const. Rich Nie told Global News Peterborough.

The bus driver had minor injuries and was transported to hospital, according to a co-worker.

The remaining students were later transferred by another school bus.

The driver of the pickup truck was also assessed by paramedics.

OPP say the 19-year-old driver from Peterborough was charged with careless driving.

Police say the road was snow-covered at the time of the collision.

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