Horrified onlookers said a schoolgirl was hurled 25 metres and left curled in a ball on the pavement, her shoes torn off, when she was hit by a recycling truck that went into a ditch.
Lydia Herrle, 13, had just stepped off her school bus Thursday at her home on Erb’s Road.
The bus was stopped on a clear, straight stretch of road. Its stop sign was extended and its flashers activated to stop traffic in both directions.
The collision left the girl fighting for her life, airlifted to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.