Head of Montague, Prince Edward Island – On November 8th, 2016 at approx. 7:50 a.m., the Kings District RCMP received a report of a collision involving a school bus on Route 201 near Head of Montague. Police have learned from witnesses at the scene that the school bus was fully stopped on the road to pick up children with it’s red flashing lights activated and stop sign extended, when the driver of a blue Mazda 3 struck the rear of the bus. It appears that the reduced visibility on the road at that time due to the position of the sun may have been a contributing factor in the collision.
11 school age passengers were on the bus at the time of the collision. None of the passengers nor the bus driver sustained any injuries as a result of the crash. The students were later transferred onto another school bus for continued transport to schools.
The school bus was driven from the scene without any passengers, while the Mazda 3 was towed from the scene.
Montague Fire Service was on scene and assisted in removing the vehicle from under the bus and extracting the driver from the Mazda 3. The driver of the Mazda 3 was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital via ambulance with apparent serious but not life threatening injuries. The accident is under further investigation.
Kings District RCMP