School bus flips in Amherstburg, driver hurt

A school bus flipped over in Amherstburg and sent the driver to hospital.

Police have opened the road at scene of single-vehicle crash, power disrupted

The driver of a school bus had to be extricated and taken to hospital Tuesday morning. (Katia Augustin/CBC News)

A school bus flipped over in Essex County early Tuesday morning.

Amherstburg police said it happened on Howard Avenue, near County Road 10.

Police said the bus was headed south on Howard Avenue when it left the road for unknown reasons. Then the driver was unable to gain control, hit a hydro anchor that secured a hydro line from the ground to the pole..

There were no children were on board at the time of the crash but the driver had to be extricated from the bus and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

The crash has knocked out power in the area.

Hydro One says nearly 300 customers were affected, along Howard Avenue, stretching from Windsor city limits, most of the way to the lake.

It's estimated electricity will be restored around 11:30 this morning.

The road opened shortly after 10 a.m.