School bus, truck crash in Calgary injures 14 adults from shelter

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash Thursday morning that sent more than a dozen people from a homeless shelter to hospital, including a pregnant woman.

CALGARY — Emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash Thursday morning that sent more than a dozen people from a homeless shelter to hospital, including a pregnant woman.

At around 9 a.m., a school bus and a sanding truck collided on a busy Calgary street.

“We were travelling down Barlow, and I guess the plow truck decided he could make it and he couldn’t so we crashed with that,” said Greyson Hallett, who was on the bus.

The bus was transporting more than 40 people from the Mustard Seed satellite shelter to the downtown area.

“Lots of people were hurt,” Hallet said.

“We had one fellow, he was already crippled so it didn’t help him to fly down the aisle. They got him in the ambulance right away, though, so it was a quick response.”

A woman who is six months pregnant was also transported to hospital as a precaution.

“My concern is that I thought I would lose my child, because all I have is lower back pain, upper back pain and my neck hurts,” said Samantha Bruneau.

Fourteen people in total were taken by ambulance to hospital. EMS said all were in stable condition and their injuries do not appear to be serious.

“For us, safety is our top priority so we are very upset that some of our passengers may have been injured,” said Natasha Gleiser of Southland Transportation. “This is not something we want to have happen, and we are very thankful that it doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries.”

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