UPDATE: Smoky Lake RCMP Investigating Collision Between School Bus and Crane on Highway 28

Smoky Lake, Alberta – This morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., Smoky Lake RCMP responded to a report of a collision at Highway 28 and Range Road 180 approximately 5 km west of Smoky Lake involving a school bus and a crane.

Preliminary information is that there were approximately 14 students from the H.A. Kostash School along with a bus driver on board when a collision occurred with a crane. The bus was northbound on Range Road 180 and the crane was westbound on Highway 28 when a collision occurred.

One youth suffered serious life threatening injuries and was transported via STARS to Edmonton. Another youth was taken via EMS with serious non-life threatening injuries.

Stars Air Ambulance
(File Photo) – Stars Air Ambulance

The remaining students and bus driver were taken to hospital for further assessment with various injuries and observation by a separate bus that attended the scene.

The driver of the crane was taken to hospital with minor injuries and a passenger was not injured.

Parents of the students involved have been contacted and the school is providing support. Redwater Victim Services is also assisting.

Smoky Lake RCMP along with a RCMP Collision Analyst remain on scene and the investigation continues.

Background:

Dec. 2, 2019

Smoky Lake RCMP on scene of two vehicle collision – Highway 28

Smoky Lake, Alta. – Smoky Lake RCMP are currently on scene on a two vehicle collision at Highway 28 and Range Road 180.

Traffic in the area is currently being re-routed.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area or expect delays.

No further details are available at this time. An update will be provided when available.

Smoky Lake RCMP



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