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CANADA: Alberta bus driver who hit pool ticketed for careless driving

RCMP say review of evidence led to tickets
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The scene of a bus crash into a residential swimming pool at 117 Morgan Crescent in St. Albert July 29, 2019. The bus veered off McKenney Ave. after turning west from Mission Ave. and crashed through trees, a fence and into the backyard pool. FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette
ST. ALBERT - A bus driver who crashed an empty bus into a residential backyard in July has been charged with careless driving and failing to wear a seatbelt.

St. Albert RCMP confirmed in an email Thursday morning that a 69-year-old Edmonton woman, was issued the two provincial traffic tickets after RCMP reviewed evidence from witnesses, the school bus' mechanical report and video footage from the bus.

The incident in question happened July 29 when Knight drove a school bus into a pool on Morgan Crescent. Nearby residents came to her aid, pulling her from the bus.

Witnesses told the Gazette the driver blew through a stop sign at the intersection of Morgan and McKenney Ave., turned into oncoming traffic and drove up on the boulevard before crashing through a fence and part of a tree and into the pool.

No one was injured as a result, except the driver, who was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

— West Newspapers


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