School bus driver charged

A 60-year-old Botha man faces charges after his school bus with children on board allegedly went through a yield sign, colliding with pickup truck near Stettler last week.

A 60-year-old Botha man faces charges after his school bus with children on board allegedly went through a yield sign, colliding with pickup truck near Stettler last week.

Three people were treated for injuries as a result of this collision. Stettler RCMP were called to the two-vehicle collision along with Stettler EMS and Fire and Rescue on Feb. 22 at 3:15 p.m.

Police said the school bus was driving northbound on Range Road 39-2 approaching the intersection at Township Road 17-4.

Cpl. Cameron Russell, Stettler RCMP, said the bus slowed down as it came to the yield sign and proceeded through when it collided with the westbound pickup truck. Two of the children passengers on the bus were taken to hospital for minor injuries and driver of the pickup truck, 45 of Stettler, was treated on scene for minor injuries.

The subsequent investigation revealed weather was not a factor in the collision.

Police have charged the driver of the bus with failing to yield properly before proceeding through the intersection.

RCMP would not name the charged bus driver.