Passenger bus flips north of Edmonton 0
At least 30 passengers are being treated for injuries — some serious — after a bus flipped on its side northeast of Edmonton on Friday.
The bus was travelling 10 km west of Red Water on Highway 28 when the driver lost control.
Emergency crews extricated passengers from the bus after the 2:15 p.m. crash.
STARS air ambulance airlifted one patient to hospital in Edmonton in serious condition and returned to the scene to transport a second patient.
The stretch of highway remains closed.
"The driving public is asked to be aware that this highway is closed and will remain so for the next few hours at least to permit treatment of the injured, investigation of the collision and cleaning of the debris," RCMP said in a release.
Red Water is 65 km northeast of Edmonton.
The stretch of highway was the scene of a horrific bus crash in May of 2005.
A bus carrying oil workers to Edmonton from Fort McMurray, Alta., was trying to turn around at the scene of a crash on Highway 28 north of Gibbons when it was hit by a semi truck.
Six men on board died.
Gibbon's Mayor Bill Nimmo said at the time that while he would support calls to twin the road, motorists have to take more responsibility for how they drive.