A tour bus killed one woman and injured a man when it ran off a bank into the Bow River on Sep. 21, 2016, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The pair had been standing in front of the tour bus when it rolled, reported the RCMP. At that time, everybody else had already left the vehicle. However, no one knew if the driver had been on the bus when the accident occurred.
The tour bus had stopped between Lake Louise and Banff, on Castle Mountain Lookout by the side of the Trans-Canada Highway.
The RCMP has no knowledge of whether the man and woman, 55 and 53 years old respectively, were some the tour bus’ passengers. No further information about the driver or those injured has been released.
The STARS air ambulance took the man hit by the 16-seat tour bus to a Calgary hospital. He has a critical injury.
It was at 9:55 a.m. MT, when someone first called Parks Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Stars air ambulance. The Covenant of Health works controls the Banff hospital, according to Rayne Kuntz, an employee of Covenant.
Although the various agencies got there as quick as possible, the woman died before they could whisk her off to a hospital.
Written by Osveen Funwi
Edited by Cathy Milne
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