Child dies, another seriously injured in Quebec after school bus hits truck

Child dies, another seriously injured in Quebec after school bus hits truck

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Quebec provincial police say a five-year-old boy has died and a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after a collision between a school bus and a truck in Lyster, on Tuesday.

Bus Crash

Police say a school bus hit a parked truck around 3:30 p.m. ET in Lyster, Que., about 70 kilometres south of Quebec City. (Sebastien Vachon/Radio-Canada)

Quebec provincial police say a five-year-old boy has died and a 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after a collision between a school bus and a truck in Lyster, Que., Tuesday.

The 10-year old was transported to Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal. Police say he is in critical condition.

The young students were riding on a full-size school bus when it hit a parked bucket truck at around 3:30 p.m. ET on Route Anna near 8e Rang. 

A bucket truck has a boom lift on it, so workers can reach high places.

At the time of the collision, two workers were performing maintenance work on wires above the road. Police say the workers were shaken up, but not injured.

The bus driver, a man in his 70s, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

Police are investigating. Police say the setting sun may have contributed to the collision, affecting the bus driver’s vision.

Lyster is in the Centre-du-Québec region, about 70 kilometres south of Quebec City.

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