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Bus crash closes Ray Gibbon Drive

No injuries in bus vs. boom lift
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FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

Police closed both lanes of Ray Gibbon Drive north of the Sturgeon River Wednesday afternoon after what was reportedly a crash between a school bus and a boom lift.

St. Albert RCMP closed Ray Gibbon Drive between McKenney Avenue and Giroux Road at about 12:30 p.m. June 22 to investigate a collision.

While RCMP Cpl. Morgan Kyle declined to elaborate on the collision, as it is still under investigation, Cunningham Transport general manager Laura Doroshenko said the collision was between one of her company’s school buses and what she described as a “zoom-boom,” or an articulated lift (a mobile platform used to reach high places).

Doroshenko said the bus and the lift were both travelling north on Ray Gibbon at about noon when they collided. (She was uncertain as to who struck whom.) The bus was empty besides the driver. No one was injured in the crash, but the bus took heavy damage to its front end and may be unsalvageable.

Police reopened Ray Gibbon at about 5 p.m. The collision was still under investigation.

Kevin Ma

About the Author: Kevin Ma

Kevin Ma joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2006. He writes about Sturgeon County, education, the environment, agriculture, science and aboriginal affairs. He also contributes features, photographs and video.
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