The Glengarry News


Update: Truck driver charged in school bus accident

publisher Sep 19, 2018 - 11:17am

A 51-year-old Toronto truck driver has been charged with careless driving following an Ontario Provincial Police investigation into Wednesday's bus accident near Hawkesbury.

Five children were taken by ambulance, a bus driver was airlifted to hospital and 19 children taken to hospital as a precaution after a transport rear-ended a school bus on Highway 34 between Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill at 9 a.m. this morning, reports the Hawkesbury OPP detachment.

Four vehicles were involved in the collision that occurred near Pleasant Corners Public School.

The bus driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken by helicopter to an Ottawa hospital.

The students were transported to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

Occupants of the other vehicles were not hurt.

Victim Services of Prescott-Russell attended the hospital to provide assistance and support to parents and students.

Photo Pierre Cormier

Bus driver charged

richard Dec 14, 2015 - 1:09pm

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police has charged the driver of a double decker bus following an investigation into a collision that occurred on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township June 23, 2015.
Gary Graham, 64, of Lombardy, Ontario is charged with careless driving.
He was driving the bus that collided with the rear of a westbound tractor trailer east of Lancaster. Several passengers were injured, some seriously.


Suspect sought

richard Nov 30, 2015 - 7:24am

November 29, at approximately 7 p.m., Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers, assisted by OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and OPP Canine members responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a residence on Tobin Street in Alexandria.
The home owners confronted a lone male in the residence upon their return from an outing. The suspect brandished a metal object and struck one of the occupants. She was taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as male, approximately 5’10, slim build, wearing dark clothing, gloves and mask.