Collision involves school bus in Falkland

Two people, including a student, were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a collision involving a school bus near Falkland Monday

Two people, including a student, were taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital following a collision involving a school bus near Falkland Monday.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers responded to a report of a minivan running into the back of a school bus in the 5300 block of Highway 97 in Falkland at 4:20 p.m.

“When our officers arrived, ambulance personnel were already on scene and a minivan was found in a ditch suffering significant front-end damage,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The driver of the minivan was pinned for a short period of time.”

The school bus had reportedly just got on to the highway and was going at a slow rate of speed when it was rear-ended by the minivan, driven by a 58-year-old Falkland resident.

The man was taken to VJH for observation.

Molendyk said there were about 14 teenagers on the bus at the time of the accident, with one girl taken to hospital to be checked out after complaining of neck and back soreness.

The other kids were fine, and were either on another bus or had been picked up by their parents when police arrived.

The driver of the bus, a 59-year-old Armstrong man, was not injured.

The incident remains under investigation. No charges or tickets had been issued as of Tuesday morning.

 

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