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Ten students sent to hospital with minor injuries after rural school bus crash
Published Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00PM MDT
Last Updated Friday, September 16, 2016 6:24PM MDT
Police west of Edmonton are investigating after a school bus and a car collided on a roadway Friday morning – sending a number of students and an adult to hospital.
Stony Plain RCMP said officers were called to the area of Township Road 514 and Range Road 261 at about 8:21 a.m. after a collision involving a Parkland County school bus and a car was reported.
Later Friday morning, police said officers and emergency crews, along with officials from the school were on the scene.
Police said there were about 34 students from Parkland Immanuel Christian School on the bus at the time of the crash; some of those students were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The school's assistant principal said the bus was picking up students to take them to the school when the crash happened.
"Ten of the students at the scene were sent directly on ambulances to various hospitals in the city," Richard Veldkamp, Assistant Principal with Parkland Immanuel Christian School said. "No serious life-threatening injuries but cuts, bumps, those sorts of things."
Two adults were also involved; one of those adults - who RCMP identified as the driver of the car - was taken to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries.
RCMP said the parents have been contacted, and the school is supporting families.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area.