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Canada Three students in critical condition after Smoky Lake highway crash involving school bus, crane

04:20  03 december  2019
04:20  03 december  2019 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

Five students in critical condition after school bus crash in northern Alberta

  Five students in critical condition after school bus crash in northern Alberta Five students in critical condition after school bus crash in northern AlbertaThe crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. Monday near Smoky Lake, about 115 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, RCMP said.

A school bus and a truck-mounted crane collided on a highway about five kilometres west of Smoky Lake , Alta., early Monday morning. Eight people are in hospital in Edmonton, including five students in critical condition , after a collision Monday between a school bus and truck-mounted crane near

SMOKY LAKE , Alta. - More than a dozen students were sent to hospital, five in critical condition , after a school bus and a truck-mounted crane collided on an Alberta The crash happened at about 8:30 a.m. Monday near Smoky Lake , about 115 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, RCMP said.

a helicopter flying in the air: File photo of STARS air ambulance.© Gavin Young File photo of STARS air ambulance.

One student has been flown to Edmonton by STARS air ambulance in critical, life-threatening condition after an early-morning two-vehicle crash involving a school bus and a crane along Highway 28 near Smoky Lake Monday.

RCMP confirmed the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. along the highway at Range Road 180. Police said the bus was northbound on Range Road 180 and the crane was westbound on Highway 28 when the collision occurred.

Aspen View Public Schools (AVPS) confirmed the school bus was transporting 14 students to H.A. Kostash, a K-12 school.

A boy was airlifted to Edmonton by STARS in critical, life-threatening condition to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Alberta Health Services (AHS) said Monday.

Smoky Lake mayor thanks 'heroes' at scene of school bus crash

  Smoky Lake mayor thanks 'heroes' at scene of school bus crash A school bus crash that injured eight people on a highway outside Smoky Lake, Alta., has brought together an already tight-knit community, says the town's mayor, who was among the first on the scene.  Hank Holowaychuk said the crash was particularly emotional for some responders because they were neighbours helping neighbours."Everybody knows everybody," Holowaychuk told CBC News on Tuesday. "Our first responders, they play hockey with some of the parents of these kids. They know the kids through work or whatever. It makes it a little more challenging when you go to these scenes.

Two students were rushed to hospital today after a school bus and a truck-mounted crane collided on an Alberta highway . Alberta Health Services says one of the students was in critical condition and had to be airlifted from the crash site near Smoky Lake , about 115 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

A teacher and student on a school field trip were killed Thursday when a school bus collided with a dump truck and flipped over in Mount Olive Township in Morris County, New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy said.

A second teenage girl was also taken to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, STARS said.

The remaining 12 students and the bus driver were bused to the health centre in Smoky Lake. However, one of those students, a boy, required STARS to fly back into the community to transport him to the Stollery.

All three patients are in critical condition, STARS confirmed.

It is not yet known the extent of other injuries, though police in a Monday news release mentioned they were being assessed for “various injuries.” All families have been notified.

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

Traffic in the area is currently being re-routed and motorists are being asked to avoid the area or expect delays.

STARS also confirmed an air ambulance had been dispatched from their Edmonton base.

Updates are expected to come throughout the day.

jlabine@postmedia.com

6-year-old boy hit by semi while trying to board school bus in Manitoba .
A six-year-old boy from Sandy Bay First Nation was hit by a semi-trailer truck Thursday morning while trying to board his school bus, RCMP say. Amaranth RCMP officers who went to investigate were told the school bus was stopped in the southbound lane on Highway 50, near the turnoff to the First Nation, which is about 130 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.Its lights were on and the safety arm activated when a six-year-old boy left an SUV and crossed the highway to board the school bus, RCMP Sgt. Paul Manaigre said in an email.

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