Driver charged in summer Megabus crash near Lancaster

LANCASTER – The man behind the wheel of a Megabus involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer on Highway 401 this summer is facing a charge of careless driving.

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry O.P.P. laid the Highway Traffic Act charge today (Dec. 14) following their investigation into the June 23 crash on the freeway, east of Lancaster.

The Megabus – heading to Kingston from Montreal – slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer, east of the Lancaster MTO weigh scales.

The bus ended up in a stand of trees.

There were 45 people on the bus – 19 had to be treat for minor injuries at area hospitals.

Four people were airlifted to get medical help, some with life-threatening injuries.

It was a chaotic scene that day with the Township of South Glengarry declaring a state of emergency and a township recreation center set up as a triage area for the Red Cross and other emergency workers.

Gary Graham, 64, of Lombardy, Ont. (a community in Rideau Lakes Township, southwest of Smiths Falls) will appear in a Cornwall court Jan. 26, 2016.

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