A bus driver’s expertise is being commended by the Prairie Spirit School Division after a close call on Highway 16 Wednesday morning.
About 100 Grade 4 students from Warman Elemetary School were on their way to Table Mountain near North Battleford for a ski trip on two charter buses, when one of the vehicles was involved in a collision near Borden.
A parent told 650 CKOM the bus was starting to pass a fuel truck when a smaller white truck attempted to slip in between the two vehicles.
“His bus had to choose (the small truck) or the tanker,” the parent said.
“It rammed into the back of the white truck and lost control and skidded into the ditch in the centre meridian.”
None of the children were hurt according to the school division.
The students were either loaded onto the second bus or into the cars of parents who were accompanying the trip and returned to Warman.
“Warman Elementary School and Prairie Spirit School Division appreciate the expertise of the charter bus driver, staff and parents for their safe handling of this situation,” a statement from the school division said.
Once back at school, students were given the option of staying in class or going home. Counsellors were also made available to the children.
Foggy conditions were believed to be a factor in the collision.