B.C. highway closes after head on crash involving charter bus carrying 50 people
Photo: Lisa Bartlett - Sea To Sky Road Conditions Squamish: A head-on collision involving a packed charter bus has sent one man to hospital and closed down a bustling coastal highway in British Columbia. Squamish RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Jolaine Percival said a man was seriously injured when the vehicle he was driving collided with a Pacific Coach Lines bus along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, between Vancouver and
Whistler. There were 50 people on the bus at the time, Percival said. “Members on the scene state there was only the one person who was injured,’’ she added. The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and left the larger vehicle obstructing the southbound lane. Traffic in both directions has been shut down, and police weren’t able to say when the busy highway will reopen. Richmond: RCMP officers are actively investigating a social media threat directed to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). On December 21, YVR received an online threat via their Twitter social media platform. Officers from our Technological Crimes Unit and YVR Detachment have been working with our colleagues from the United States, specifically from the Philadelphia olice Department Homeland Security Unit. “We have determined that the social media based threats had originated from a geographic location within the United States. At that point, we coordinated with our colleagues at the Philadelphia Police Department Homeland Security Unit. We are currently working alongside their investigators. A 16-year old male is currently under investigation. The social media threats were not deemed credible. The safety of Canadians and travellers alike at YVR is always taken very seriously,” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.