RCMP Okotoks – School Bus Accident

On the 3rd of December shortly after 8:00 a.m. a School Bus carrying 25 students was rear-ended by a car at the intersection of Woodburn Cres. and Woodburn Drive. The Bus Driver had braked to allow a vehicle in front of her to make a left hand turn.

The male driver, in a Pontiac G6, was following too closely behind the bus to stop. He struck the rear bumper of the Bus.

None of the children, who ranged in age from 6 to 17, were injured. Neither the Bus Driver or the Pontiac Driver sustained any injuries.

Another School Bus was dispatched to pick up the children and deliver them to school. The Driver of the Pontiac was charged with “Following too close”.

Police are reminding drivers to take extra care around School zones and School Buses.

Anyone with information about this or any crime is asked to call your local RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477