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Log dislodged from semi truck spears occupied school bus


No one was hurt after a log fell off of a semi truck, piercing the side of a school bus near Edmonton on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on Tuesday, November 2nd in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada at around 8:37 a.m. 

According to Global News, the incident occurred at the intersection of 53 Avenue/Highway 18 and 49 Street/Grizzly Trail/Highway 33. Police say that the log truck was turning with an oversize load of logs when one of the logs struck the school bus and pierced the side. 

There were 21 students of varying ages inside of the bus at the time of the accident. Thankfully, there was only one minor injury reported as a result of the incident. 

“I think everyone at first is in shock and is relieved that there’s no major injuries out of this event,” said Michael Borgfjord, the school superintendent. 

“I just happened to be coming out of the office at 8:30 a.m. and happened to see two logs sticking out of one of our buses, and I think anytime one of these things happen, all your crisis response planning and your training… from a transportation side and from a school level kicks in. First and foremost you’re concerned about the safety of the students and the safety of the people on the bus, and once that happens, then you can start to debrief and look at what needs to happen next.”

The truck driver is facing charges for an overweight and improperly loaded truck, reported CBC.


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