VIDEO ADDED: Two adults hurt, four children uninjured in North Shore school bus crash

By James Peters
October 12, 2018 - 9:13am Updated: October 12, 2018 - 1:40pm

KAMLOOPS — UPDATE: Kamloops RCMP have issued a ticket to the driver of a truck that rear-ended a school bus on Tranquille Road this morning.

Police say the District 73 school bus was stopped in traffic this morning when a one-ton Dodge pickup truck rammed into it from behind.

The driver told investigators he was distracted when he looked down to pick up his cup of coffee.

RCMP issued him a ticket for following too closely.

School District officials informed parents of four students aboard the bus about the crash.

The children were uninjured, while two adults on the bus were sent to hospital with non-life threatening.

UPDATE: A BC Ambulance supervisor on scene told CFJC Today the bus driver and an adult supervisor on the bus were taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

There were four young students on the bus, but the BCAS spokesperson said they were checked out and deemed uninjured.

The students were transferred to another bus.

The driver of the pickup truck was not hurt.

EARLIER: At least two adults were injured Friday morning (Oct. 12) in a crash between a pickup truck and District 73 school bus.

The collision took place in the 300-block of Tranquille Road, in front of The Duchess on the Kamloops North Shore.

Initial reports suggested there were four children on the bus, and their injuries are not known.

CFJC Today has a crew on scene and will follow up with more information when it becomes available.

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