Mother saves girl from cattle liner passing school bu

LETHBRIDGE— A mother in southern Alberta probably saved her young daughter’s life when she snatched the girl out of the path of a cattle liner passing a school bus.

LETHBRIDGE— A mother in southern Alberta probably saved her young daughter’s life when she snatched the girl out of the path of a cattle liner passing a school bus.

Chris Pelletier of the Palliser Regional School Division says the bus was stopped with its red lights flashing when the cattle truck drove by at highway speed.

Pelletier says the girl’s mother ran out to the pavement and grabbed her child sho she wouldn’t get hit.

He says it was one of three close calls involving school buses in one morning.

He says there was a similar incident on a secondary highway known as Jail Road, and in another case a vehicle passed a bus when its amber lights were flashing.

Pelletier, who is the division’s transportation co-ordinator, says he’s getting increased reports of motorists not slowing down for buses and he fears someone will be seriously injured or killed.

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