Jeep goes through yield sign, crashes into school bus near Bentley

No one on the school bus was injured when a jeep crashed into a school bus near Bentley on May 17.

  • May. 24, 2016 7:00 p.m.

By Treena Mielke

An early morning collision between a school bus loaded with children and a jeep has resulted in charges being laid against the driver of the jeep for failing to obey a yield sign.

The accident occurred two miles south of Bentley on RR 12 at the intersection of Township Road 402 in Lacombe County.

Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Bentley Fire Department and Lacombe County Patrol were called to the scene.

A press release from Cpl. James Allemekinders from Sylvan Lake RCMP states police discovered that a Jeep TJ travelling east bound on Twp RD 402 went through a yield sign at which point it was struck by a northbound school bus.

Dust may have been a factor in the accident, said Allemekinders, adding there was a vehicle ahead of the jeep and the accident occurred at a gravel intersection.

There were 17 students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 9 in the bus which was on its way to Lacombe Christian School.

Neither the children nor the bus driver were hurt in the crash.

The driver of the jeep, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, suffered minor injuries, but has been released from hospital.

The names of those involved in the accident are not being released.

The school bus is operated by Prairie Bus Lines.

Failing to obey a yield sign carries a traffic fine of $388.

 

 

Just Posted

Hawk Tail Brewery ready to open doors

New Rimbey business to begin operation

Peace officer keeps busy

Trenholm’s duties include ensuring municipal bylaws and provincial legislation is adhered to

Rimbey RCMP get called to domestic dispute

Rocky Mountain House and Ponoka RCMP assist

Motorist flees police near Ponoka, escapes on foot

While attempting a traffic stop police say the driver sped off before hitting the ditch

Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971

Adrian Pearce, now a married father of two, received the small present from his highschool sweetheart

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Alberta Finance Minister says equalization program not working

Equalization formula fails Alberta again, says UCP

Omar Khadr to ask for Canadian passport to travel, permission to speak to sister

He spent years in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay after he was caught when he was 15

Most Read