Friday, November 18, 2016 1:15 am ·  5 Comments
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Ericton Lim, the driver of the bus involved in this incident was charged with “Fail to yield from private driveway”, contrary to section 139(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. He or his representative will appear in court on December 20th, 2016. The ten year old girl who was struck by the bus remains in serious condition.
Updated: November 15, 2016 at 9:45 AM
Halton Regional Police have informed OakvilleNews.Org that the 10 year old girl who was struck by a school bus on 6th Line will survive, but sustained critical injuries.
Original Post: November 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM
A full length school bus was turning left, in order to travel northbound out of a plaza located at 1500 Sixth Line in Oakville.
As it made its left turn, the bus struck a ten year old Oakville girl who had been riding southbound on her bicycle on the west side of Sixth Line.
The girl sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. At the time of this release, she remains in serious condition. The driver of the school bus, a fifty-four year old Oakville man, was not injured.
At the time of the collision, there were no children on the bus. The bus was inspected by the Commercial Vehicle Unit and was found to be in good condition. This incident is still under investigation; therefore, no charges have been laid.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call Detective Constable Greg Cormier at 905-825-4747 ext. 5066.
Original Posted at 11:20 AM, November 7, 2016
Halton Regional Police is currently investigating a collision involving a school bus and a young cyclist in Oakville.
The 10 year old female cyclist was transported to McMaster Hospital in serious condition.
This morning just before 9:00 am a school bus was turning left onto northbound Sixth Line from a plaza driveway, just south of Upper Middle Road in the College Park community of Oakville, Ontario.
The bus came into contact with the cyclist who was travelling along the sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. The Collision Reconstruction Unit has responded to the scene. Sixth Line between Elm Road and Upper Middle is closed in both directions.
Anyone who may have witnessed this accident, please contact the Halton Regional Police at (905) 825-4747 extension 2210 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).
This happens just as Halton Regional Police have launched a safety blitz called Project Get Back. The police will be hyper vigilant regarding drivers driving inappropriately around school buses, especially when the buses are stop. School bus drivers in Oakville have indicated that motorists are regularly passing their buses after they have come to a stop, deployed their stop sign, and opened the door for students. It is against the law to pass a school bus once it has come to a stop and extended it’s stop sign. If you are caught, you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Project Get Back will run for three weeks.
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