Deroche collision update

Mission,
Service intégré d’analyse et de reconstitution des collisions (SIARC)

2024-04-18 07:51 HAP

Dossier nº 24-4360

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Around 5 pm on April 17, Mission RCMP were called to a two-vehicle collision on Lougheed Highway near Johnson Road in Deroche, where a Ford Ranger pickup had collided head-on into a school bus. Initial indications are that the pickup was travelling westbound, and entered the oncoming lane of traffic. The school bus driver attempted to avoid being hit, but was unable to fully avoid the collision. It is not believed that impairment was a factor, and the cause of the collision is still under investigation.

Only two youth were on board the bus. They were not injured, however the bus driver sustained minor injuries, and the driver of the pickup was airlifted to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A member of the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service attended to assist with the investigation, which kept the highway closed until around 11:45 pm. It has now fully re-opened.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken with police is asked to call Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161, file 24-4360.

Agent des relations avec les médias
GRC de Mission
7171, rue Oliver, Mission (C.-B.) V2V 6H2
Bureau : 604-826-7161
Télécopieur : 604-820-3548

Courriel : medias_mission@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Site Web : mission.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (en anglais seulement)

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