Beaverlodge RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a school bus and a pickup truck on Sept. 26, 2023, at 3:54 p.m.  At the time of the collision, there were 15 students on the bus.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver of the truck tried to pass another vehicle and then collided with the school bus. EMS assessed the children and no major injuries were reported while the driver and passenger of the pickup truck were brought to the hospital with minor injuries.

In light of this, the Alberta RCMP wants to remind the public of the importance of respecting signage and traffic safety laws as well as always being aware of school buses on the road. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.