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Dozens treated for injuries after bus and van crash near Stayner Friday afternoon

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP A head-on collision Friday between a bus and van both with children saw dozens of kids taken from the scene by land ambulance and air ambulance.

Luckily there were no fatal injuries.

Provincial police say that on February 2 at 2 p.m. Huronia West OPP officers responded to the crash on Hwy 26 just west of the town of Stayner in Clearview Township.

Eight occupants of the mini-van, including six children were all transported by air to Toronto hospitals in serious to critical condition. The children ranged in age from age three to 15.

And 45 occupants of the coach bus, including 41 teenagers, were returning to the Hamilton area from a ski vacation when the collision occurred. All 45 occupants of the bus were triaged at the Stayer Community Centre and released with either minor or no injuries.

A cause of the collision has not yet been determined.

Transport Canada has been requested to assist with O.P.P. Traffic Collision Investigators as they examine the factors surrounding the collision.

A joint response from Clearview Township Fire, Simcoe County EMS, Hospital Emergency room staff and members of the community assisting in the triage process worked in conjunction with members of the OPP responding to this serious motor vehicle collision.

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