9 kids injured in school bus crash north of Calgary

Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash between a school bus and a truck at Hwy. 791 and...

Emergency crews are at the scene of a crash between a school bus and a truck at Hwy. 791 and Township Rd. 290. Jim Wells/Calgary Sun

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:19 PM ET

One child was airlifted to hospital in critical condition and eight others were rushed by ambulance after a school bus collided with a truck north of Calgary Friday morning.

Paramedics and fire crews were called to the scene shortly after 8 a.m.

Nine children between the ages of six and 13 were on the bus — westbound on Twp. 290 — when it collided with the Ford F-350 at Hwy. 791.

The woman driving the bus was also taken to hospital. The driver of the three-tonne truck wasn't injured.

Several bystanders rushed to help the injured.

RCMP are investigating.


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