Greyhound bus crash in central B.C. sends 9 to hospital, three seriously hurt

VANCOUVER -- Nine people aboard a Greyhound bus were transported to hospital Thursday after the vehicle flipped on its side beside an icy highway south of Prince George, B.C.

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RCMP said the bus lost control, went off the road and landed on its side in a ditch next to Highway 97 just before 8 a.m.

B.C. Emergency Health Services spokeswoman Preet Grewal said five ambulances rushed to the scene.

She said everyone on the bus was taken to hospital and that three people are seriously hurt while the others have minor injuries.

The bus was northbound on its way to the central B.C. city of Prince George from Kamloops in the Interior.

Greyhound Canada spokeswoman Lanesha Gipson said the company was trying to gather information about the crash.

A RCMP traffic service analyst, an accident reconstruction expert and a commercial-vehicle safety inspector are investigating the cause of the crash.

Highway 97 was closed or partially closed to vehicles most of Thursday morning while investigators went over the scene.


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