A Massive Bus Smashed Right Through An Alberta London Drugs This Morning (PHOTOS)
Two people were sent to the hospital.
Some Albertans just witnessed a large and unusual crash in the early morning. On Tuesday, March 31, a Strathcona County transit bus crashed into the entrance of a London Drugs store in Sherwood Park, Alberta, just before 7:00 a.m. Two individuals were injured in the Alberta bus crash and have been taken to the hospital.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Fir Street and Sherwood Drive, according to CTV News. The public bus collided with a pickup truck, after which the bus was sent flying into the entrance of the store.
As it smashed through the store, it struck an employee, who was trapped under the bus until they were rescued by the emergency services.
The bus driver and the London Drugs staff member were promptly taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.
There was also a passenger on the bus at the time, but they were not harmed. The driver of the pickup truck did not report any injuries, either.
Narcity spoke to Forest Yang, a Strathcona County representative. He said that the bus driver has been released from the hospital and that "she is fine" at the moment.
There is no word about the London Drugs employee as of now.
Strathcona RCMP is now investigating the crash and Cpl. Ben Ruddick told Global News that the slippery conditions may have played a factor in the collision but they are still trying to figure out if the weather played a part. There are also looking into whether there was a red light at the intersection.
Ruddick also said that noplayed a factor in this horrific crash.
Narcity has reached out to Strathcona County RCMP for comment and we will update this story when we receive a response.
The municipality of Strathcona County has also confirmed the incident in a news release, stating all the necessary details. They've also begun an investigation on the crash.
"At 6:40 a.m. this morning, a Strathcona County transit bus heading west on Fir Street was struck by a truck travelling south on Sherwood Drive. The force of the impact sent the Strathcona County bus into the nearby London Drugs building, located at 999 Fir St., Sherwood Park," their statement read.
Some locals in Sherwood Park have captured photos of the crash and it looks intense.
Many parts of Alberta received a snowfall warning on Monday, March 30 and received about 10 centimetres of snow overnight, according to CTV News.
Back in February, Edmonton'sled to over 500 crashes in just 24 hours.
The above photos depict the aftermath of the wreck after the bus and truck had been removed from the scene.
There are a number of factors involved in the crash, and the police have not yet released their report. Though as far as we know now, both individuals are in stable condition.