UPDATE: Two junior high students, bus driver receive minor injuries in accident

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Two student passengers and the driver of a school bus involved in a collision in Mount Pearl this afternoon were transported to hospital with injuries believed to be minor in nature, the RNC says.

The bus, carrying 38 students from St. Peter’s Junior High, collided with a sport utility vehicle shortly before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Smallwood Drive. Both vehicles received moderate damages.

Some parents came to the scene to pick their children up while the others were picked up by a second bus called to the scene..

Traffic was snarled at the intersection due to the accident.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is still ongoing.

The RNC is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the accident or were in the immediate area to contact police. Anyone who has any information in relation to the collision is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

 

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(Earlier story)

The RNC and highway patrol officers are on the scene of a school bus-vehicle accident in Mount Pearl this afternoon.

The bus was filled with children being bused home from school. There appears to be no injuries in the accident.

The bus and sport utility vehicle collided on the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Smallwood Drive. Both vehicles received moderate damages.

Some parents had arrived at the scene to take their children home, while a second school bus arrived retrieve the remaining students.

Traffic is snarled at the intersection due to the accident.

Geographic location: Mount Pearl

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  • Dane
    February 15, 2013 - 07:38

    weren't they working on those llights within hours of the accident?

  • KellyS
    February 15, 2013 - 07:34

    It's my understanding, from the CBC website, that the traffic lights were flashing red at the time. So, a 4-way stop. We all know how great that works around here!! The only downer is that it may be difficult to prove who is at fault, unless sufficient witnesses step forward.

  • Dane
    February 15, 2013 - 07:30

    weren't they working on those llights within hours of the accident?

  • sc
    February 14, 2013 - 21:23

    I wonder if this accident might finally cause the various levels of govenment and the police to start thinking about installing traffic cameras at major intersections to help catch people running red lights and those who can't figure out what to do when lights are flashing. Such cameras are used elsewhere so why not here? How many people need to be injured or killed before this province catches up with the rest of the world?

  • bus driver
    February 14, 2013 - 16:41

    Not the first Bus Driver i,ve seen running red lights in this city, i am going to start taking licence plate numbers now and passing them over to police..

  • JoJo
    February 14, 2013 - 15:59

    WAVY, You appear to be convicting the SUV driver to be at fault here, where is your evidence?

  • Helen Lovejoy
    February 14, 2013 - 15:06

    What about the children? Wont somebody please think of the children???

  • wavy
    February 14, 2013 - 14:36

    Someone else in a too big a rush. Say what you want, tell them to slow down, warn them about driving conditions all you like; drivers these days are savages!