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Elderly man charged in crash with school bus

An elderly Innisfail male has been charged after a crash near Innisfail involving a bus full of school children.

No one was hurt in the three vehicle collision on Monday morning at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of 42nd Avenue and Hwy 54 in Innisfail.

Innisfail RCMP said a pickup truck northbound on 42nd Avenue was crossing Hwy 54 when it was struck by a westbound maintenance van.

The collision sent the pickup truck into a nearby school bus that was stopped at the stop sign on the north side of the intersection. The school bus was loaded with children at the time.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 79-year-old Innisfail man, was charged with failing to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection. Police did not release the identity of the driver.

All the children in the school bus were transferred to another bus without any injuries and continued on to school.

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