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School Bus Struck by Vehicle - Perth County

Web posted on December 02, 2013

SCHOOL BUS STRUCK BY CAR - UPDATE

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) On Friday November 29, 2013, shortly after 8 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a collision involving a school bus and a car on Line 26 east of Road 119.

As a result of this investigation the driver of the Grand Am, Robert DAWSON (59) a Lucan resident, has been charged with the following offences; "careless driving", Failing to stop for a school bus with red lights flashing", "drive motor vehicle - no licence", "drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit". The male has to appear in Stratford Court on January 14, 2014 to answer to these charges.

This collision is reminder to all motorists that School Bus safety is vitally important. The injuries to the student were fortunately minor in nature however the potential was there for serious injuries or death. During the times students are travelling to and from school and school buses are out, drivers need to slow down and pay that extra attention.

As a motorist you must stop when approaching a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing and STOP arm extended. Do not move until the red lights have stopped flashing, the STOP arm retracts and the bus begins to move. Failing to do this will result in a fine. For a first offence it will range from $400 to $2000 plus you will accumulate six demerit points.

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ORIGINAL ARTICE

SCHOOL BUS STRUCK BY CAR

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH SOUTH, ON) On Friday November 29, 2013, shortly after 8 a.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to a collision involving a school bus and a car on Line 26 west of Road 119.

Investigation revealed that a school bus was stopped in the east bound lane of Line 26 in front of a rural laneway. A male high school student was waiting on the laneway to be picked up. An east bound Pontiac Grand Am operated by a male driver struck the rear right corner of the bus. The car spun around and struck the waiting student.

The student has been transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the three students on the bus, or the bus driver sustained injuries. The driver of the Pontiac was also uninjured.

Investigation into this collision is ongoing, further details will be released when they become available.


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