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Crash between bus, delivery van in B.C., leaves young Quebec student on life support


July 4, 2022
By The Canadian Press

Transportation Driving Safety

RCMP say a teenage student visiting from Quebec is on life support after a delivery van collided with a transit bus in southeastern British Columbia.

A statement from Castlegar RCMP says the crash happened last Thursday as the 18-year-old woman and 15 other Quebec students were aboard the bus while taking part in a program at the nearby Selkirk College.

Police say the bus was side-swiped by an oncoming Purolator van, injuring the female student, who was sitting at the window where the bus was hit.

The teen’s classmates administered life-saving first aid and the police statement says she was transferred to hospital, where she remains on life-support, although she is not expected to survive.

RCMP victim assistance workers and counsellors from Selkirk College are working to support the remaining members of the Quebec group.

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Investigators are trying to determine why the van veered into the bus and are seeking any dashcam video from vehicles that were just ahead of the bus before the crash on Highway 3A at about 4:30 p.m., on June 30.

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