WATCH: Bus crashes, rolls onto side on Hwy 401

It is a startling sight: a coach bus, flipped on its side laying across virtually all lanes on a stretch of Hwy 401.

Police say the bus crashed in the westbound collector lanes near Avenue Rd at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

There were no passengers on board, only the driver who police say has been seriously hurt. It is not clear where the bus was headed.

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OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt could not say what might have caused the crash but it does not appear that any other vehicles were involved.

Traffic is being forced out of the westbound collector lanes at Bathurst St.

Schmidt could not say how long the closure would last.

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