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.


Just Posted

Meet Vernon’s newest homeless outreach team

The Vernon Homeless Outreach Team makes its first formal appearance Aug. 28 at Upper Room Mission

Vernon Pizza Huts raise dough for diabetes research

Vernon Pizza Hut locations raised more than $3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Downstairs renter of torched Vernon home a British Army veteran, new Canadian

Owen Wilson was just beginning to settle into life in Canada when the blaze occurred

Smiles all around at O’Keefe Ranch’s Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day took place Aug. 18. at the historic O’Keefe Ranch

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

Vernon residents among participants in the 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer on Aug. 24

VIDEO: B.C. Mountie killed by drunk driver honoured by memorial playground

Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens with ceremony in Langford

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Okanagan Nation bringing overdose awareness to Syilx Okanagan communities

The Purple Ribbon Campaign for International Overdose Awareness Day is Aug. 28

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Orangeville Northmen take Minto Cup at Langley Events Centre

Swept best-of-five series 3-0 over Victoria Shamrocks

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Most Read