The Logan Lake RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision early Monday morning on Hwy 5 involving a commercial coach bus. All occupants were taken to Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital as a precautionary measure.
On Monday Dec. 17 at around 1:44 am, the Logan Lake RCMP, BC Ambulance Services and fire crews attended to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 5, North of Merritt near the Helmar exit in the Northbound lane. On scene, first responders confirmed that a commercial coach line bus had gone off the road and rolled onto its’ side. The approximate 40 passengers and bus driver were all taken to Royal Inland Hospital as a precautionary measure and to be treated for any apparent injuries received.
Emergency crews from Merritt, Kamloops, Logan Lake and Ashcroft arrived to the scene in rescue vehicles.
Logan Lake RCMP and Traffic Services investigators determined that the bus driver may have encountered difficulties maneuvering around a stalled vehicle that was blocking the northbound slow lane. The investigation into the crash is continuing with the assistance from the BC Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspectors.