Sev­eral hurt af­ter bus, semi crash near Ker­robert

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Ten peo­ple were taken to hospi­tal af­ter a bus trans­port­ing pipe­line work­ers col­lided with a semi at an in­ter­sec­tion on the north­west edge of Ker­robert.

Ac­cord­ing to RCMP, there were 16 work­ers on the bus when the col­li­sion took place Fri­day around 4 p.m. O.J. Pipe­lines, a pipe­line con­trac­tor in op­er­a­tion since 1977, con­firmed in an email that the bus was car­ry­ing its em­ploy­ees.

Of the 10 work­ers who were taken to hospi­tal in Ker­robert, three were later trans­ported to Saska­toon — two by STARS Air Am­bu­lance and one by ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to RCMP in a news re­lease.

The re­main­ing seven peo­ple in­jured were ex­pected to re­ceive treat­ment in Ker­robert, with no fur­ther trans­port re­quired.

Ac­cord­ing to RCMP, the bus col­lided with a semi haul­ing grain at the in­ter­sec­tions of high­ways 21, 31 and 51.

There was no rain or snow around Ker­robert at the time of col­li­sion.

Ker­robert is about 180 kilo­me­tres west of Saska­toon.

Paul Stuck­less, cor­po­rate safety manager for O.J. Pipe­lines, said in an email that work­ers were trav­el­ling back to Kin­der­s­ley on an O.J. bus when the col­li­sion took place.

A col­li­sion an­a­lyst was at the scene Fri­day. The in­ter­sec­tion was ex­pected to be closed un­til at least 2 a.m.

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