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School bus involved in collision in west Edmonton, man taken to hospital

School bus involved in collision in west Edmonton

Editor’s Note: AHS initially said a pediatric patient was taken to hospital, however later clarified it was actually an adult male. 

A school bus was involved in a collision near Whitemud Drive on the 159 Street overpass in west Edmonton on Thursday morning, resulting in a man being taken to hospital.

The crash between the bus and a Honda CR-V SUV happened around 8:30 a.m.  Edmonton police said it was reported to them that a bus driving south on 159 Street collided with a northbound Honda SUV that was turning left to go west on to Whitemud Drive.

The passenger side of the bus ended up on the overpass guardrail, and the SUV had extensive front-end damage.

Edmonton Public Schools said the bus was carrying students headed to Patricia Heights School, located just south of the crash scene, and a group of children could be seen standing outside after the crash.

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Police said officers paired up the 17 children and walked them the rest of the way to school.

Alberta Health Services said three patients were assessed on scene. The man driving the Honda SUV taken to hospital in stable, non-life threatening condition, police and AHS said.

The bus driver and children on it weren’t injured, police added.

READ MORE: No children on school bus that crashed into swimming pool north of Edmonton: RCMP

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said firefighters were on the scene to help clean up spilled fluid from the collision.

A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019. Charles Taylor, Global News
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019. Charles Taylor, Global News
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019. Charles Taylor, Global News
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.
A school bus was involved in a collision at the 159 Street overpass over Whitemud Drive in west Edmonton Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019. Global News

More to come.

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