Saskatchewan Examiner

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Semi-trailer – bus collied on B.C. highway leaving 1 dead 13 injured

The driver of a semi-trailer lost control on the British Columbia highway, near the border of Alberta, and collided with a bus, leading to his death on the scene.

  • Social media posts reveal that a car has been engulfed in flames on snowy highway 16 in British Columbia.
  • 13 people injured in the collision on the B.C highway were airlifted to a health center, as police and firefighters rushed to the accident spot.
  • A stretch of Highway 16 closed both ways to clear the damage created by a semi-trailer – bus collision, which will begin in a few hours.
A stretch of Canada’s Highway 16 was closed for a few hours after a collision near the Alberta border

A semi-trailer collided with a bus alongside Highway sixteen west of McBride, B.C., close to the Alberta border, leaving the driver of it dead. Thirteen different humans were taken to the hospital with injuries.

B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) says calls had been made to 911 around 1:20 p.m. PT for a multi-automobile incident alongside Highway sixteen, which is set 800 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. The accident site is properly outside the vicinity that has lately been stricken by mudslides and flooding.

Police stated firefighters additionally rushed to the scene after each car had been reportedly engulfed in flames.

Photos of an automobile on fire at the snowy roadway emerged on social media. RCMP stated the driver of the semi-trailer was declared dead on the scene.

Nine bus passengers and the driver of the bus had been taken to the hospital to be dealt with for injuries. Police stated the injuries ranged from minor to serious.

Three extra bus passengers had been taken to the hospital with the aid of using a bystander.

Police and BCEHS stated one individual of the thirteen was airlifted to a bigger vicinity hospital for treatment. Investigators stated the semi-trailer travelled eastbound alongside Highway sixteen and misplaced control. The automobile struck the bus, which travelled westbound.

Police continue to be on the scene and a collision investigator had been known as in to assist.

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