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3 students, school bus driver taken to hospital after crash near Ottawa

Ontario Provincial Police say several students have been taken to hospital after a school bus and a transport truck collided on a highway.

Police say in a news release that the crash happened Monday afternoon after 4 p.m. on Route 400 in Russell Township, southeast of Ottawa, where the highway meets MacDonald Rd.

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In addition to the driver, police say three students were on the bus at the time, and all were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver and lone occupant of the transport truck was not injured.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates the bus attempted to enter the highway and collided with an eastbound transport truck on Route 400.

A section of the highway was closed as a result of the crash, and police asked people to avoid the area so emergency crews could work.

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