Vehicle collides with school bus

Fort Frances OPP is investigating a two-vehicle collision involving a school bus that occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
The accident occurred when a westbound vehicle lost control at Eight Street West and McIrvine Road, hitting an eastbound school bus carrying the driver and two occupants.
The driver of the vehicle was taken to La Verendrye hospital with unknown injuries after being extricated by the Fort Frances Fire Department, police said.
The bus driver and occupants were not injured, they reported.
Meanwhile, Rainy River OPP is investigating a single motor vehicle accident that occurred around 6:10 a.m. on Wednesday on Highway 621 near Eleanor Lake Camp.
A vehicle carrying three young people was northbound when the driver lost control on a curve, skidded into a cement pillar, and then came to rest at a hydro pole, police said.
One occupant was ejected from the vehicle.
Two occupants were transferred to a Winnipeg hospital by air and land ambulance while the third was taken to La Verendrye hospital here, police said.
All three occupants were not wearing their seatbelts and speed was a contributing factor in the collision, police added.
Another accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 613 near Crossroads School in Devlin. Emo OPP has yet to file a report but other sources reported it was a two-vehicle accident that injured one woman.
Elsewhere, Kenora OPP were kept busy yesterday responding to numerous reports of vehicles in ditches or stuck on icy roads.
At one point, Highway 17A between Redditt Road and Highway 71 had to be temporarily closed when as many 20 transports became stuck on icy hills, police said.