The brakes of a chartered bus travelling southeast of Montreal failed, and it plunged into Lac d’Argent after failing to negotiate a sharp corner of the road. The bus was carrying 47 people, about half of whom were members of the Society of Infirmed and Handicapped of the Asbestos Region of Quebec with physical or mental disabilities. Forty passengers including two in wheelchairs — many of whom were screaming for help as the bus initially floated on the surface of the lake — died when the vehicle sank to the bottom. The driver plus six volunteers, who were assisting the group on a visit to a theatre performance in another town, escaped from the bus before it sank.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Halliday, Hugh A. and Richard Foot. "Eastman Bus Crash". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 October 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eastman-bus-crash. Accessed 24 February 2021.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Halliday, H.,, & Foot, R., Eastman Bus Crash (2018). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eastman-bus-crash
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Halliday, Hugh A., and Richard Foot, "Eastman Bus Crash". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published October 16, 2018; Last Edited October 16, 2018. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eastman-bus-crash
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Halliday, Hugh A., and Richard Foot . The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Eastman Bus Crash", Last Edited October 16, 2018, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/eastman-bus-crash
Eastman Bus Crash
|Published Online||October 19, 2018|
|Last Edited||October 16, 2018|
Canada’s second deadliest road disaster was a single-vehicle bus crash that killed 40 people near Eastman, Quebec on 4 August 1978.