Collision involving Strathcona County Transit bus

March 31, 2020

Collision involving Strathcona County Transit bus

At 6:40 a.m. this morning, a Strathcona County transit bus heading west on Fir Street was struck by a truck travelling south on Sherwood Drive. 

At 6:40 a.m. this morning, a Strathcona County transit bus heading west on Fir Street was struck by a truck travelling south on Sherwood Drive. The force of the impact sent the Strathcona County bus into the nearby London Drugs building, located at 999 Fir Street, Sherwood Park.

The bus operator was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The truck driver was not injured. There was one customer on board the bus, who did not report any injuries.

A London Drugs employee was entrapped in the area impacted by the bus. Emergency Services extricated the person, who was transported to hospital in stable condition with minor injuries.

RCMP and Transit are investigating the cause of the collision.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595