No one injured in bus crash
Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.
“I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before,” Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. “There were two passengers and the bus driver, none of whom were injured.”
Sharman Thomas, transit supervisor for Trail and Castlegar, attended the scene and said the incident occured at roughly 9:30 a.m.
“It was the 34 Kinnaird run,” he explained. “The bus was rounding the corner of 37 Street in Southridge near 9 Avenue, and a pick-up truck was sideways in the bus driver’s lane. He turned left to avoid the truck and hit some ice, sliding up onto the retaining wall.”
The occupants of the truck left before police arrived, but a witness was able to provide a description and plate number of the vehicle.
“Obviously, our utmost priority at BC Transit is safety,” Thomas added. “We have and will cancel runs if the road conditions are deemed unsafe.”