Semi collides with crew bus, 10 injured

Ten people were transported to hospital late Friday afternoon with undetermined injuries after a semi-tractor/trailer unit hauling grain collided with a bus carrying crew workers at the intersection of Highways 21, 31 and 51, on the northwest edge of Kerrobert, say RCMP.

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According to a release from RCMP, yesterday at 4:26 p.m., members from the Kindersley RCMP, Fire, and EMS were called to the intersection of Hwy 51/21 and Hwy 31.
An eastbound semi hauling two trailers of canola on Hwy 51/21 and a converted school bus travelling southeast on Hwy 31 with 15 oil or pipeline workers collided at the intersection of the two highways.
The school bus came to rest on its side in the north ditch and the semi came to stop near the center of Hwy 31 in the intersection facing north.
The adult male driver of the semi unit was not injured. Of the 16 people on the bus, 10 were injured.
Three people were taken to Saskatoon by STARS, three were transported by ambulance to Kerrobert and Unity hospitals. The other four persons were treated on scene. The female driver of the bus was not injured.  None of the injuries were considered life-threatening at the time.
An RCMP Collision reconstructionist attended to the scene and the roads were closed until approximately 5 a.m. this morning for investigation and safety of the members at the scene.
At this point in the investigation alcohol is not believed to be factor in the collison, but the sequence of events that lead up to and caused the collision are still under investigation.
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