RCMP UPDATE: On Thursday November 1st, 2018 at approximately 3:45 PM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a collision involving a highway bus on Highway 97 near Mitchell Road, north of Prince George, BC.
Police and other emergency services attended the scene and located a highway bus off the road. No other vehicles were involved.
Three persons were initially transported to hospital with injuries, one of which was believed to be critical. The critically injured person has since been downgraded and is expected to fully recover.
The remaining passengers, up to 40, were transported to hospital by another bus to be checked by medical professionals.
The highway is currently open to single lane alternating traffic until such time that the bus can be returned to the road, likely later tonight.
Although the cause of the collision has not yet been determined, weather conditions at the time of the incident may have been a factor and will be looked at by investigators.
A combination of rain and snow has fallen in the area for most of the afternoon and into the evening as shown above. Police are recommending that drivers do not travel on area highways. If you must travel, use extreme caution and bring emergency supplies.
Released by Prince George RCMP.
—Original Story below…
PRINCE GEORGE, BC: B.C. Ambulance Service has confirmed that passengers onboard a work bus have been injured following a serious crash this afternoon on Highway 97 North…
Prince George Regional Highway Rescue headed out to the scene and also confirms a charter bus went over an embankment north of Prince George just passed Summit Lake. It is not known how many passengers were onboard the bus.
At this time we understand two people have been taken to UHNBC with serious injuries.
Once we learn more we’ll provide an update.