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Banff RCMP respond to bus rollover on Trans-Canada Highway

The 24 occupants of the bus, including driver and tour guide, were transported to local hospitals for assessment according to an RCMP press release
The Mount Norquay access road in Banff National Park, just off Trans-Canada Highway. RMO PHOTO

BANFF – Banff RCMP are advising motorists to drive with caution due to icy roads after a tour bus rolled over on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Mount Norquay exit.

According to a press release, the rollover occurred Tuesday evening (Oct. 8) when the bus, which was travelling eastbound at the time, lost control and came to rest in the south ditch. 

The bus was carrying 24 people, including the driver and tour guide. 

"A number of occupants were transported via ground ambulance to Banff Mineral Springs Hospital and Canmore hospital ... some sustained serious injuries, but the majority had minor injuries and no one was in life threatening condition," said Adam Loria, AHS EMS spokesperson. 

There were 14 people with minor injuries transported to Banff Mineral Spring Hospital, a Covenant health spokesperson confirmed. 

The highway remains open to travel and the investigation continues, however icy road conditions are considered to be a contributing factor.

"Motorists are advised to travel with caution in the area due to poor visibility, icy roads and blowing snow," stated the release. 


Tanya Foubert

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Tanya Foubert started as a news reporter at the Rocky Mountain Outlook in 2006. She won the Canadian Community Newspaper Award for best news story for her coverage of the 2013 flood. In December 2018, she became editor of the Outlook.
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