American man charged after wheel smashes bus windshield, killing 1 and injuring 3: OPP

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An American man has been charged aft a loose tyre smashed done nan windshield of a autobus connected nan Queen Elizabeth Way, sidesplitting 1 personification and injuring 3 others.

A spokesperson for nan Ontario Provincial Police told Global News that a 45-year-old antheral driver from New York was charged nether nan Highway Traffic Act pinch operating an unsafe conveyance successful relationship pinch Friday’s collision.

Emergency crews responded to nan segment astatine 3:41 p.m. connected nan Toronto-bound QEW connected nan descending broadside of nan Garden City Skyway successful nan St. Catharines area, constabulary said.

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A rider van that was connected nan Toronto-bound QEW mislaid a instrumentality which past deed a pickup successful nan Niagara-bound lanes, constabulary said.

The instrumentality past smashed done windshield of a Toronto-bound coach bus, sidesplitting a 48-year-old Toronto man.

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Three different passengers connected nan autobus were earnestly injured and taken to section hospitals, constabulary said.

The incident prompted an hours-long closure of nan Toronto-bound QEW successful nan area.

UPDATE:  Fatal collision: a rider connected a coach autobus has been pronounced deceased aft being struck by a instrumentality disconnected of a vehicle. Three passengers to infirmary pinch superior injuries. #BurlingtonOPP Niagara officers are investigating nan 3 conveyance collision #QEW Toronto bound. ^nm

— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) May 24, 2024

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