A 68-year-old Burlington man was taken to Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday after a head-on collision between a sport-utility vehicle and a school bus. 

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Wednesday (on Guelph Line north of 10 Side Road) in Milton.

Halton police say a full-sized school bus with 17 students on board was travelling northbound on Guelph Line when the southbound SUV collided head on with the bus.

Some of the students received minor bumps and bruises and their parents picked up their children from the scene.

The SUV driver, a 68-year-old Burlington man who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was extricated by firefighters and paramedics and taken to Hamilton General Hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

Police say the bus driver, a 57-year-old Acton man, was shaken by the incident but escaped serious injury.

The road was closed for more than five hours while investigators examined the scene and collected evidence.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Halton police's collision reconstruction unit at 905-825-4747 ext. 5056.