Thursday, 24 May 2018

Two Vehicle Motor Vehicle Collision in Cochrane Involving Empty School Bus

RCMP Alberta - On May 23 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Cochrane RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on 1st Avenue West at Centre Avenue in Cochrane. The initial investigation has determined that the westbound dodge Dakota truck, driven by an 84 year old male from Airdrie, proceeded through the intersection on a red light and struck a southbound school bus that was waiting to turn eastbound onto 1st Avenue. The school bus was empty of children and only had the driver on board, who was uninjured. The driver of the truck was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. The names of the drivers will not be released. This collision remains under investigation.

The Cochrane RCMP would like to thank the independent witnesses that remained on scene and provided a witness statement.

No further media releases will be sent out.

Anyone with information regarding this collision are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000. If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), and you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [] for instructions on how to do it.) You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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