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

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

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, Quebec, confirmed Sunday evening that they had arrested the two drivers.

About 88,000 Hydro-Québec customers were without power after a bus carrying volunteer firefighters from the Montérégie region collided with a car and then hit a power pole around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

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 area in Montreal, Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

According to police, the bus driver, a man in his 60s, is being charged with dangerous driving resulting in injuries.

The woman driving the car is being charged with driving under the influence.

According to police, two people on the bus and one person in the car were injured in the accident.

Power supply on the south coast has now been restored.

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