The Sûreté du Québec said the incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. as the bus, travelling west on Highway 132, collided with an oncoming car.
Two people are dead after a bus carrying 40 adults was struck by an oncoming car Tuesday afternoon on Highway 132 in St-Fabien, in Quebec’s Bas-St-Laurent region.
The Sûreté du Québec said the incident occurred at 5:15 p.m. as the bus, travelling west on the highway, collided with the oncoming vehicle.
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Both vehicles wound up in a deep ditch by the side of the road.
The driver of the car, who was alone in his vehicle, and one bus passenger died of their injuries.
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Provincial police said half of the passengers on the bus suffered injuries. Those seriously injured were taken to a hospital in Rimouski by ambulance, while the rest were transported by another bus to a local arena, where medical personnel were waiting for them.
For the moment, the SQ is offering no theory on how the crash occurred.