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Head-on collision involving school bus on Great Northern (5 photos)

Monday, March 31, 2014   by: Staff

Faithful reader Steve sent the following photos of a collision on Great Northern Road.

A motor vehicle collision on Great Northern Road slowed traffic this morning as a small car collided head-on with a school bus.

A representative from First Student Canada said that the bus had finished its run and had no students were onboard.

Although the bus sustained minimal damage in the collision, the entire front-end of the car was smashed.

The bus was apparently turning on to Industrial Park Crescent when the collision occurred.

Sault Ste. Marie police said that the driver of the car was sent to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries and that the investigation was on-going.

The car was towed from the scene, the bus was able to drive away under its own power.

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roxpin 3/31/2014 11:48:34 AM Report

probably from dodging potholes!
tcr 3/31/2014 12:01:04 PM Report

Both the car and bus were in the turning lane.
jet 3/31/2014 12:02:06 PM Report

I wouldn't even be able keep track of the amount of times a school bus in this town has cut me off.
firefly 3/31/2014 12:34:58 PM Report

I seen it this morning, car pretty smashed, all I can say is that I wish people would use the centre turning lane as such and not drive a mile in it....just saying!!!!
AlwaysAWinner 3/31/2014 12:37:08 PM Report

they say driverless cars will be common in 2020, let's hope it's true. people can be awful drivers and this town proves it all too well
nanci 3/31/2014 12:45:54 PM Report

Recently I have seen a School bus run a VERY COLD AMBER! With students on board! I have also been passed by a speeding school bus on Grt. Northern Rd.
Does the BIG YELLOW BUS driver think that we don't NOTICE?
MonsterLincolin 3/31/2014 1:26:24 PM Report

The city transit busses are alot worse. I been cut off countless times from them. Altho for a bus that carries our children i seen them taking to many chances and thinking they own the road also. It says the bus was turning. So obviously it must have turned infront of the car, to have a head on like that.
ash234 3/31/2014 1:31:20 PM Report

Looks like the bus was in the right, judging by the big arrow underneath it. Maybe the car was using the turning lane to merge into traffic, instead of thinking that maybe one of the cars that they're too impatient to wait for might need the turning lane also.
riverman 3/31/2014 2:11:34 PM Report

Monster Lincoln:

WRONG!!! The school bus was in the centre lane waiting to turn. There was a second bus immediately behind it also waiting to turn. The car drove head-on into the bus.

fcubed 3/31/2014 2:38:25 PM Report

Folks, I try to treat school busses, ambulances, police-vehicles and city busses as if they were loaded with explosive about to detonate at slightest provocation --- they are always Right even when they are WRONG.

I was raised on the saying "it is better to live than be dead right".

The Soo is a small town thus no need for haste.
jade 3/31/2014 2:46:27 PM Report

I just seen a school bus on north st this morning didn't even stop at a rail rd crossing I think them and city bus drivers learn from each other .....just sayin
Mr. Poster 3/31/2014 5:57:31 PM Report

This stopping at railway crossings by buses is outdated. It was needed before we had signal lights. It is time to update the book on this one.
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