RCMP Investigating Fatal School Bus Semi Truck Accident


RCMP, Thunder Bay PoliceGrimshaw, Alberta – The police investigation continues into an early morning school bus and semi-truck collision north of Grimshaw which claimed the life of the driver of the school bus.  As reported, the injured school age passengers of the school bus and the 36 year old truck driver are receiving medical care.

The ages of the injured school age passengers of the school bus range from 8 years to 18 years.  Their non-life threatening injuries consist of minor scrapes, bruises and cuts to broken bones and head injury.  All but one are being treated at regional hospitals near Peace River, with the one passenger having been airlifted to an Edmonton hospital for treatment.  There is no update available on the medical status of the passenger of the school bus flown to Edmonton but indications remain that the injury is non-life threatening.

There is no update to the condition of the 36 year old driver of the semi-truck who was transported to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

The RCMP have engaged Victim Services for all involved in this tragic incident.  Our condolences are extended to the deceased’s family and friends, and our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families.

An update on this investigation will be issued as new information becomes available.

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