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20 students injured after charter buses crash in Saskatchewan

Three students taken to Saskatoon hospital after 21 people injured when two charter buses taking school children on a field trip crash in western Saskatchewan. Supplied / Saskatchewan RCMP

KERROBERT, Sask. – Two charter buses taking school children on a field trip crashed Wednesday morning in western Saskatchewan. The buses were taking the kids from Kindersley to Table Mountain.

There were 90 students and four teachers on the two buses. Police say 20 students and a bus driver were taken to hospital with injuries.

One student was air lifted by STARS air ambulance to a Saskatoon hospital as a precaution while two were transported by ground to Royal University hospital. There is no word on their current conditions.

The remaining students remained on the buses until they could be taken back to their high school to be reunited with their families.

Mounties say two semis were nearly stopped as they attempted to turn off Highway 21 approximately 10 kilometres south of Kerrobert. The first bus was able to stop in time to avoid hitting the semi but the second bus rear-ended the first bus.

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Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash due to frost.

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Highway 21 was closed for over two hours for safety reasons and to allow police to carry out their investigation.

Kerrobert is approximately 185 kilometres west of Saskatoon.

 

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