Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Investigation into Northern B.C. Bus Crash Underway but All Injured Released

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Investigation into Northern B.C. Bus Crash Underway but All Injured Released

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Injured workers out of hospital after bus crash

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - RCMP investigators point to weather and slippery road conditions as possible factors in a bus crash north of Prince George, B.C., that sent 18 people to hospital.

RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says there's nothing to suggest the driver was impaired or did anything wrong before the bus slid into a ditch Thursday on snow-covered Highway 97.

The bus chartered by forest products company Canfor flipped partially on its side with 30 employees travelling from Prince George to the Polar Sawmill in Bear Lake.

Northern Health spokeswoman Eryn Collins says 11 people had minor injuries and the rest were more seriously hurt but everyone has since been sent home from hospital.

Canfor spokeswoman Michelle Ward says every worker had been released from hospital by 10 p. …

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