July 17th, 2024

Drivers arrested after bus crash leaves tens of thousands without power near Montreal

By The Canadian Press on July 8, 2024.

The two drivers involved in a bus crash that caused a major power outage on Montreal's South Shore on Saturday have been arrested. Hydro-Québec workers are seen in a residential neighbourhood in Montreal, Friday, Sept.1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

LONGUEUIL, Que. – The two drivers involved in a bus crash that caused a major power outage on Montreal’s South Shore on Saturday have been arrested.

Police in Longueuil, Que., confirmed late Sunday that they had arrested the two drivers.

Some 88,000 Hydro-Québec clients lost power after a bus, which was carrying volunteer firefighters from the Montérégie region, collided with a car before hitting a transmission tower at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the bus driver, who is a man in his 60s, is facing a charge of dangerous driving causing injuries.

The woman driving the car will face a charge of impaired driving.

Police said that two people on the bus and one person in the car were injured in the crash.

Power has since been restored to the South Shore.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2024.

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