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

Playground meeting held

Playground to be built in memory of Joslyn Snow

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

Influenza hits hard in Alberta

Flu season hits hard

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

Most Read