MiWay bus crash that injures 12 near Mississauga border prompts plea for witnesses

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Published January 3, 2024 at 12:10 pm

Police looking for witnesses to Hwy. 27 crash involving MiWay bus

Police investigating Tuesday’s highway crash in Toronto involving a Mississauga transit bus that sent a dozen people to hospital are appealing to witnesses to come forward with information or dashcam footage that caught the collision on video.

According to Toronto Police, the MiWay bus was travelling southbound on Highway 27 at about 11 a.m. on Jan. 2 when it crossed into the northbound lanes and struck an oncoming SUV south of Dixon Road.

After colliding with the silver Toyota RAV 4, the bus careened into a ditch, police said.

“Police are asking local residents and drivers who may have dash camera footage or witnessed the event to contact investigators,” Toronto Police said in a news release.

According to police, the driver of the bus was taken to hospital with serious injuries while the driver of the SUV, the lone occupant of that vehicle, was hospitalized with injuries not considered life threatening.

Ten passengers on board the MiWay bus were also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The collision took place just east of the Mississauga border on a stretch of highway regularly travelled by MiWay buses heading to and from destinations including Humber College and the Kipling bus/train station in west Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

MiWay, the City of Mississauga’s public transit provider, said in a statement early Tuesday afternoon that it is cooperating fully with the police investigation.

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