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SUV driver seriously injured in school bus crash

April 24, 2014, Milton, Ont. – Police are investigating a head-on collision west of Toronto between a sport utility vehicle and a school bus that left the SUV driver seriously injured.

April 24, 2014
By The Canadian Press

April 24, 2014, Milton, Ont. – Police are investigating a head-on collision west of Toronto between a sport utility vehicle and a school bus that left the SUV driver seriously injured.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Wednesday (on Guelph Line north of 10 Side Road) in Milton.

Halton regional police say a full-sized school bus with 17 students on board was travelling northbound on Guelph Line when the southbound SUV collided head on with the bus.

Some of the students received minor bumps and bruises and their parents picked up their children from the scene.

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The SUV driver, a 68-year-old Burlington man who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was extricated by firefighters and paramedics and taken to Hamilton General Hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

Police say the bus driver, a 57-year-old Acton man, was shaken by the incident but escaped serious injury.

The road was closed for more than five hours while investigators examined the scene and collected evidence. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the Halton police collision reconstruction unit.