Two Vancouver school buses collide on icy roads

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: January 11, 2013, 7:49 PM

 

Two school buses collided Friday morning on icy roads in west Vancouver.

One school bus heading east on West 29th Street was stopped at Lincoln Avenue as another school bus approached on Lincoln Avenue heading south about 8:40 a.m. The driver of the bus heading south tried to stop but slid on the ice and collided with the bus that was stopped, said Nancy Moore, training specialist for Vancouver Public School's training department.

There were no reported injuries, and two school buses arrived about an hour later to transport the children to school. The buses sustained minor damage and were driven from the accident scene back to the school district bus garage.

Apryl Risoldi, 42, said her 8-year-old daughter, on board, was shaken up, but OK.

"Its cinnamon roll day at school, and they all cheered when the bus driver announced they were holding them for the kids," she said. "It could have been worse; the bus driver handled it really well."


Emily Gillespie:emily.gillespie@columbian.com.