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.