On Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 8:00 am, Sylvan Lake RCMP along with the Bentley Fire Department and the Lacombe County Patrol, were called to a Motor Vehicle Collision involving a School Bus and an SUV.
The location of this collision was 2 miles south of the Town of Bentley on RR 12 at the intersection of Township Road 402 (Lacombe County).
Upon arrival, police discovered that a Jeep TJ had been travelling east bound on Twp Rd 402 and went through a Yield Sign at which point it was struck by a north bound School Bus. The School Bus, which is operated by Prairie Bus Lines, was transporting children to the Lacombe Christian School.
The driver and 17 children ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 9 were not hurt in the collision. The driver and sole occupant of the Jeep sustained minor injuries and was later checked out at hospital and released.
The driver of the Jeep has been charged under S. 39 of the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation – Driver fail to obey yield sign to motor vehicle on highway. This offence carries a Specified Penalty option of $388.
Names of those involved are not being released.