Bus driver and multiple children were taken to hospital, all with non-life-threatening injuries

A school bus was involved in a collision on Route 34 between Vankleek Hill, Ont., and Hawkesbury, Ont., on Sept. 19. (Pierre Cormier/Facebook)

The driver of a transport truck that rear-ended a school bus near Ottawa on Wednesday morning has been charged with careless driving.

The collision happened on Highway 34, just north of Vankleek Hill, Ont., at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

A 51-year-old truck driver from Toronto was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act, according to an Ontario Provincial Police news release.

The driver of the bus was airlifted to the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus for treatment, and four children with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to hospital in land ambulances, OPP said.

Nineteen other children were taken to hospital in another bus, as a precaution.

The bus was on its way to Pleasant Corners Public School when the collision happened, according to the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).

OPP Const. Mario Gratton describes a collision on Wednesday involving a transport truck and a school bus north of Vankleek Hill. Four students and the bus driver were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Source: CBC News