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Empty school bus collides with dump truck in Lake Country…

Serious damage to a school bus in Lake Country Monday morning. RCMP PHOTO

KELOWNA, BC: Police in Lake Country are continuing their investigation into a collision between two vehicles which took place Monday morning… 

On January 15th, 2018 at 8:10 AM, officers were called to assist BC Ambulance Service who were reportedly attending to a collision between two commercial vehicles at the intersection of Okanagan Centre Road East and Oceola Road in Lake Country.

Police learned from independent witnesses at the scene that the school bus had entered into the intersection from a stopped position, northbound on Okanagan Centre Road East, when it struck the driver’s side of a dump truck which had been traveling west bound along Oceola Road.

The force of the impact caused extensive damage to the front end of the yellow school bus and sent the white dump truck off the roadway into the ditch along Oceola Road.

Both drivers were examined at the scene by emergency paramedics. The driver of the school bus was transported to hospital for further medical assessment and treatment of injuries believed to be non-life threatening in nature. There were no kids on the bus. 

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Serious damage to a school bus in Lake Country Monday morning. The driver was the lone occupant.  RCMP PHOTO

RCMP continue to investigate and charges have not yet been laid. Witnesses to the crash, who have not yet spoken to police, are asked to contact Reserve Constable Dave Caley of the Lake Country RCMP at 250-766-2288.

Released by Kelowna RCMP with edits by PJXM News. 

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