January 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Updated: January 29, 2019 2:16 am

Student airlifted to hospital after school bus rollover in southern Alberta

WATCH: A school bus ended up on its side after leaving a gravel road just north of Nanton, Alta., on Monday. The crash sent two teenage students and the adult driver to hospital. Blake Lough reports.


A student was airlifted to hospital after the school bus she was travelling in rolled onto its side in southern Alberta on Monday, according to High River RCMP.

Just after 4 p.m., police said officers were at 690 Avenue, just east of Highway 2, to investigate what happened.

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“There were eight students on the bus,” the RCMP said in a news release. “Six students are being taken home to their parents by police.”

A spokesperson for Calgary EMS said paramedics were called to the scene south of High River at 3:15 p.m. They said the patient who was airlifted was a teenage girl. She was initially taken to High River General Hospital by ground ambulance with “numerous serious, but non-life-threatening injuries,” before being airlifted to Calgary.

Three people were taken to various hospitals after a school bus rollover in southern Alberta on Monday.

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EMS said two other people were taken to hospital as well; a teenage boy was taken to hospital in High River with non-life-threatening injuries and a man was taken by ground ambulance to hospital in Calgary with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Drivers are being asked to use caution when approaching the scene.

“All patients are considered stable at this time,” EMS said.

WATCH: Footage from our Global1 helicopter shows a bus rollover south of Calgary that sent three people to hospital.

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