‘No­body was hurt, thank­fully’

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Luck­ily, there were no in­juries re­ported af­ter a ve­hi­cle col­lided with a school bus full of chil­dren on High­way 14 in Brook­lyn April 24.

Every­one from both ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing all of the chil­dren on the school bus, were as­sessed by paramedics and no in­juries were re­ported. No one was trans­ported to hospi­tal for fur­ther eval­u­a­tion.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred around 8:25 a.m.

Ja­son Cochrane, deputy chief of the Brook­lyn Fire Depart­ment, said the chil­dren were even­tu­ally trans­ferred to a sec­ond bus and taken to their des­ti­na­tion.

“A sin­gle-oc­cu­pant was trav­el­ling Windsor-bound and the school bus with stu­dents on board was trav­el­ing to­wards the ele­men­tary school and mid­dle school,” Cochrane said. “They had col­lided on High­way 14, right in the vil­lage of Brook­lyn, just down from the High­way 215 in­ter­sec­tion.”

Cochrane said nei­ther ve­hi­cle left the road dur­ing the ac­ci­dent.

Cochrane said of­fi­cials from the An­napo­lis Val­ley Re­gional School Board, RCMP, paramedics and Nova Sco­tia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture were on scene.

Cochrane said he couldn’t pro­vide ex­act de­tails on the ages and grades of the chil­dren on the bus.

“I know there was def­i­nitely mid­dle school chil­dren there,” he said.

Cochrane said RCMP are deal­ing with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the crash.

One lane of traf­fic was blocked for 600 me­tres while peo­ple were be­ing as­sessed by paramedics.

“There’s a lot of truck traf­fic on those roads, so we had to re­duce it to one lane to en­sure every­one’s safety,” he said.

The scene was wrapped up around 9:15 a.m.

“The kids were re­ally well be­haved, and once they got as­sessed and got put on the other bus, with school staff com­ing down from the school to help as­sist with the stu­dents,” he said.

“The un­knowns and the ex­cite­ment of the sit­u­a­tion, the chil­dren don’t ex­pe­ri­ence that, so it can be ex­pe­ri­en­tial for them, and then all the emer­gency ve­hi­cles ar­rive, no­body was hurt, thank­fully, so that kept it to a well­be­haved and con­trolled group.”

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