VIDEO: Alert bus driver narrowly avoids head on crash with semi truck

Police say that the bus driver probably saved lives.

Authorities are praising the defensive driving of a charter bus driver who likely saved lives when he was able to avoid a head on crash with a semi truck.

The Revelstoke RCMP shared dash cam video of the incident on October 12 to remind drivers to stay alert and drive to conditions:

“Dashcam video shows near head-on collision between a commercial truck and small charter bus on Hwy 1 near Revelstoke BC.

The Revelstoke RCMP were dispatched to a two vehicle collision between a commercial truck and a passenger bus on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 3 km east of Revelstoke. The defensive driving of a charter bus driver, in all likelihood saved many lives. Only a few minor injuries resulted.

“Considering the recent volume of commercial vehicle incidents in the area, the Revelstoke RCMP and BC RCMP Traffic Services would like to remind all drivers that roadways are constructed for safe driving at the posted speed limit. Driving to road conditions means travelling at a rate which ensures the ability to safely maintain your lane and stay on the road. All drivers are encouraged to slow down: drive the speed limit, (advisory or variable speed limits), and do their part to ensure that everyone gets to their destination safely”, stated SSgt Kurt Grabinsky of the Revelstoke RCMP.”