The scene of a school bus crash north of Cache Creek on Nov. 27, which has left 12 people injured. Photo: Savannah GB-Pierro.

Passengers injured in school bus crash near Cache Creek heading home today

Ten Prince George students and two adults were on the way to a volleyball tournament

UPDATE NOV. 29: Ashcroft RCMP have said that the cause of the school bus crash north of Cache Creek on Nov. 27 was the driver swerving to avoid something in the road.

The injured passengers were taken to Royal Inland Hospital, where they were assessed and treated. As of 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, they had all been released from hospital, and stayed overnight in a hotel with family members who had travelled to be with them. Plans for all involved to drive home on Nov. 29 are in place.

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UPDATE 2:55 p.m.: BC Emergency Health Services has said that eight of the people injured in the school bus crash north of Cache Creek have been transported to hospital. One person with critical but non-life-threatening injuries was airlifted to hospital, while seven others were transported by ground ambulance.

There is no word yet on what caused the the bus to crash.

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UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: School District 57 has confirmed that the people involved in a school bus crash north of Cache Creek earlier today were members of the College Heights girls volleyball team from Prince George.

The team was travelling to Powell River to take part in the B.C. High School Volleyball Championships.

Ten children and two adults were on board the bus when it went into a ditch north of Cache Creek just before noon. No one was killed, but at least one person was airlifted to hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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BC Emergency Health Services is reporting that at 12:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, BCEHS paramedics were called to a school bus crash near Cache Creek.

Twelve patients are being cared for and triaged. Early indications are that all patients are in stable, non-life-threatening condition.

Highway 97 near Church Road north of Cache Creek was closed for a short time, but has now reopened.

A School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) employee had no knowledge of the incident and no further information. At this time, it is not known who was involved in the crash or where they were from.

BCEHS has reported that updates will be posted on their Twitter account @BC_EHS.



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