Bus crash sends five Holy Cross Catholic School students to hospital

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Five children from Holy Cross Catholic School were taken to hospital last Tuesday after their bus driver drove off the road.

The preliminary police investigation found that the school bus was travelling northbound on Wallace Road near the border of North Grenville and South Dundas at around 4:40 pm when the driver unexpectedly drove into the ditch. At the time of the collision, there were eight children on the bus, five of which were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A group of Holy Cross students have taken it upon themselves to create cards for one of the children still recovering in hospital. “As a Catholic school community, it is common
practice to send support and prayers for any students or families in such situations,” says Amber Laberge from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

The 52-year-old bus driver from Oxford Mills was unharmed and has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm. The investigation is ongoing.

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