9 kids injured as school bus overturns in collision near Sask.-U.S. border

Saskatchewan RCMP did not have details about the conditions of the nine children involved in the school bus crash.  (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Saskatchewan RCMP did not have details about the conditions of the nine children involved in the school bus crash. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)

A collision between an SUV and a school bus near Rockglen, Sask., led the bus to overturn with nine children inside, according to RCMP.

RCMP say the crash happened at a gravel road intersection at about 3:45 p.m. CST on Monday, about 6.5 kilometres south of Rockglen, near the Canada-U.S. border. The school bus and its 10 occupants — nine children and the driver — ended up in the ditch.

All of the children, aged 16 and under, were treated for various injuries, according to an RCMP news release.

Ryan Boughen, the director of education for Prairie South School Division, said students travelling on the bus home from school ranged from Grade 2 to Grade 11. While the majority of students had returned home by Tuesday morning, two remained in hospital, he said.

Four were hospitalized after the crash. The remaining five had bumps and bruises, Boughen said.

The bus driver had minor injuries and the two men in the SUV did not report serious injuries to police.

Investigators do not have details about the cause of the accident, the RCMP news release said. However, they have ruled out alcohol being a factor.

About 120 students attend the kindergarten to Grade 12 school.