No injuries as school bus hit by car

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A school bus full of children heading home from school was rear-ended by a car at an east-end intersection this afternoon.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Carrick Drive and Balmoral Place while the children were being bused home from Mary Queen of Peace School.

Some parents arrived to take their children from the scene, while another school bus arrived to pick up the rest of the students.

The RNC and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department are at the scene, and traffic remains slow while the investigation into the accident is underway.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department

Geographic location: Carrick Drive, Balmoral Place

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  • D
    April 25, 2013 - 19:42

    I was in the bus!

  • wavy
    April 24, 2013 - 16:55

    How do you think that happened, now? Sounds like someone was either on the cellphone, texting, in too much of a hurry or doing anything but what they should've been doing which is paying attention to the road and their driving. I hope charges are laid. No excuse!

  • Jody
    April 24, 2013 - 16:06

    Understandable accident... I mean, those huge yellow buses can be really hard to see sometimes......

  • Kels
    April 24, 2013 - 15:03

    PAY ATTENTION!! Just imagine, you don't see a big yellow school bus in front of you with flashing lights, obviously you wouldn't see a small child running across the street, obviously you wouldn't even stop if there were 2 lanes and a school bus were stopped to SAFELY let kids cross the road... Shame on you. I hope you get charged and your insurance payments go through the roof.

  • willie
    April 24, 2013 - 14:54

    when is the law going to come in place to put a STOP to cell phone use (texting ) in cars come to think of it just imagine if all these that are using driving had to stay home to do it there wouldn,t be as much traffic and less gas used and less accidents . $5000.fine licence gone same as impared driver

  • tom
    April 24, 2013 - 14:49

    The drivers are so bad here - texting/phone/tail gating - and the RNC has absolutely zero presence on the roads. None. That area is also brutal for running stop signs but you won't see patrol cars parked anywhere near. Until the RNC actually starts pulling people over this is likely a sign of things to come. Thankfully all the kids are ok.