Priddis bus crash nets unsafe driving charge for SUV driver
School bus with students onboard pushed into the ditch by an SUV on Highway 22
Turner Valley RCMP are singing the praises of a quick-acting school bus driver whose "sound judgment and reaction" averted injuries for more than a dozen students.
It comes after the bus was struck by an SUV on Highway 22 early Tuesday morning west of Priddis, police said in a release.
An eastbound SUV attempted to pass a group of vehicles that had stopped to allow a Foothills School Division bus to turn left.
The bus driver was able to keep the bus upright as it was pushed into a ditch, RCMP said.
Police have charged the driver of the SUV with unsafe driving.
Priddis is just southwest of Calgary.