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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from Oxford County are at the scene of a crash involving a school bus south of Woodstock, Ont.

Police say all parents of children involved have already been notified

The single-vehicle collision involved a bus which rolled over and pinned a child underneath, Police said.
The single-vehicle collision involved a bus which rolled over and pinned a child underneath, Police said. (Kate Dubinski/CBC News)

One child was seriously injured when a school bus carrying approximately 40 children rolled over south of Woodstock, Ont. Tuesday morning in a single vehicle crash on a country road. 

A child was pinned beneath the bus and has since been airlifted to a London hospital, Ontario Provincial Police said in an update provided from the scene of the crash. Several other students were taken to Woodstock hospital to be treated with unknown injuries. 

The collision happened at 8:35 a.m. near the intersection of Cuthbert Road and Dodge Line in the township of South-West Oxford. A yellow school bus could be seen lying on its side on a rural road.

“All of the students’ parents have been notified. I just want to reassure everybody that everybody that was on that bus, all the parents have been notified,” said OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.

“I also want to take this opportunity to thank the good samaritan who came to the aid of the officers on the bus this morning. We just can’t thank you enough for everything you did this morning to evacuate those children,” he added.

The full extent of the injuries is unknown at this time, Sanchuk said, adding that the driver of the bus suffered minor injuries. 

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