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