Shortly after 8:00AM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Turner Valley RCMP were called to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 22 at 240 Street West involving a Foothills School Division bus and an SUV.
The eastbound school bus, which was loaded with more than a dozen students was making a left hand turn at the time.
An SUV also traveling east was attempting to overtake a line of traffic slowing for the bus when it collided with the side of the turning bus in the westbound lane.
The sound judgement and reaction of the bus driver, who was able to ensure the vehicle remained upright as it was pushed into the ditch is being credited by police with averting any injury to the students.
Charges have been laid against the driver of the SUV for attempting to overtake when unsafe in accordance with the Use of the Highway and Rules of the Road Regulations.