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Child in critical condition after car, bus collide in northeast Edmonton

A bus and a car collided on Manning Drive/Highway 15 near 17 Street, leaving a women injured and her nine-year-old child in critical condition. Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Global News

A nine-year-old girl was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a collision on the highway between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan Wednesday morning.

A bus and a car collided on Manning Drive, which turns into Highway 15 beyond the city limits. A Diversified bus and a heavily damaged black car could be seen on the road.

 

A bus and a car collided on Manning Drive/Highway 15 near 17 Street, leaving a woman injured and her nine-year-old child in critical condition. Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Global News

Police said the 33-year-old woman in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while her nine-year-old child is in critical condition. Both were treated on scene by paramedics and taken to hospital. On Thursday, police said the woman had been released from hospital.

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Police said there were four people on the bus and none of them suffered any injuries.

The woman in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while her nine-year-old child is in critical condition. Both were treated on scene by paramedics and taken to hospital.

As of 10 a.m. MT, Edmonton police said the northbound and southbound lanes of Manning Drive at the exits to 17 Street and Highway 28A were closed.

The road was open again to traffic just before 2:30 p.m.

The EPS Major Collision Investigation Section was called in to investigate.

A bus and a car collided on Manning Drive/Highway 15 near 17 Street, leaving a woman injured and her nine-year-old child in critical condition. Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Global News

On Thursday, police said they believe the car was headed north on Manning Drive when it lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting the bus, which was headed south. They added speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash.

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Roads in the Edmonton region were slick and snow-covered Wednesday morning. Police have not said if conditions played a role in the serious crash.

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Anyone who has information about the collision is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

-With files from Phil Heidenreich

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