Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021

Boy seriously injured after being struck by school bus in north Edmonton

A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a school bus in north Edmonton Wednesday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Castle Downs Road and 162 Avenue at around 8:30 a.m., police said in a media release.

Officers believe the boy was heading east across 162 Avenue when he was struck by a bus that was turning left onto Castle Downs Road.

The 12-year-old was treated on scene and taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The boy’s parents were notified.

Police said a second bus was brought in to take the kids on the original bus to school. It’s not known to which school(s) the kids were heading.

A spokesperson with the EPS said police escorted the ambulance to hospital. At least seven police vehicles were involved in the escort, which travelled down Jasper Avenue.

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