Five people injured, school bus involved in highway accident near Enderby

By Doyle Potenteau / Global News
June 13, 2018 - 5:17pm Updated: June 14, 2018 - 5:10am

ENDERBY, B.C. — UPDATE  —  Three people suffered minor injuries in a 4 vehicle accident on Highway 97A near the Log Barn south of Enderby late yesterday afternoon.

Police say a school bus with just the driver and a child on board was rear-ended by an SUV when the bus driver stopped to let the child off.

Fortunately, the bus driver realized the bus was going to be hit and prevented the child from getting off. Neither was hurt.

 

 

EARLIER- Emergency crews are on the scene of a serious crash south of Enderby.

The crash has temporarily shut down Highway 97 in both directions near the Log Barn.

The crash involved three vehicles.

An SUV appears to have been struck by a pickup truck and was then pushed into the back of the school bus.

The pickup then careened into a nearby power pole.

Firefighters assisted paramedics removing the injured from the scene.

Global News is being told five people were injured in the accident, with one being critical.

It’s not clear what caused the crash at this time.

Traffic is moving around the area through back roads between Armstrong and Enderby.

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