Canadian Police: A bus in a fatal accident had no right of way

Canadian Police: A bus in a fatal accident had no right of way
A charred patch of land remained off the road Friday after the collision the previous day.

Canadian police said the bus carrying 25 elderly people going to the casino did not have the right-of-way when it was hit by a train. 15 people were killed.


Police reviewed video footage showing the incident. The police also obtained information from people who passed by the place.

Police Superintendent Rob Lawson said Friday that what they said confirms what investigators saw on dashcam video from the truck train.

– This video indicates that the bus entered the road where the wagon train had the right of way. We don’t know why the bus is still running, Lawson says.

The train ended up off the road after the violent collision with the coach. The bus ride isn’t far away, and neither is the road.

The police have not yet been able to speak to the bus driver. He is still in the hospital. The train driver has been discharged from the hospital.

Lawson says the police are not assigning blame at this time and the investigation is continuing. He adds that the police are also investigating whether the train had mechanical problems.

The group of 25 were on a day trip from the small town of Dauphin in Manitoba when the accident occurred at an exit near the town of Carberry on the Trans-Canada Highway on Thursday. The bus was to take them to a casino in Carberry.

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The condition was critical on Saturday night NST for six of the ten survivors. The other four are still in hospital. Most of them suffer from head injuries and broken bones.


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