School bus driver charged after veering into ditch, sending five children to hospital

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SOUTH DUNDAS — Five children were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after their school bus ditched late this afternoon on Wallace Road, South Dundas.

The 52-year-old driver of the bus has been charged with Careless Driving – Causing Bodily Harm, under the Highway Traffic Act, according to the SD&G OPP.

The detachment reports that three other child passengers aboard the bus were uninjured when the northbound vehicle left the roadway for reasons still under investigation.

A resident of Oxford Mills, the driver also sustained no injuries in the incident occurring around 4:40 p.m.

The roadway is currently open.

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