School bus accident update

School bus accident update

Earlier today (December 11, 2017) a number of Peace River School Division students were involved in a collision while riding a First Student contracted school bus. The accident occurred on Highway 2, located between Peace River and Grimshaw. 

All students were safely evacuated off the bus and were transported to Peace River Hospital for treatment and observation.  The majority of the students were released from the hospital with minor or no injuries while three students required further observation.  The school bus driver sustained injuries and is currently receiving medical care.

There were eleven students on the bus, all attending schools in Peace River. Four of the students attend Peace River School Division schools and seven of the students attend Holy Family Catholic Regional Division schools. 

PRSD extends gratitude to Emergency Responders and the assistance of bystanders for their timely response and assistance.