Christmas Eve Bus Crash Survivors Still in Hospital but Expected to Recover
Over 50 passengers of an Ebus were taken to hospitals after the bus rolled over due to icy conditions on Christmas eve but fortunately, the remaining seven passengers that were hospitalized are expected to survive. At the time of the accident, four passengers lost their lives, including a Sikh man who had recently come to Canada.
Michaela Swan, a spokesperson for Interior Health, shared that the remaining seven patients from the Highway 97C bus accident are still in the hospital but have non-life-threatening issues. Two of these patients were previously reported to have serious conditions. Swan added that at the time of the crash, many of the healthcare staff present had volunteered to help when they heard the news.
No comment was made by the Alberta-based bus operator, Ebus. However, it did state that bus services in B.C. were suspended till December 26. It announced on Twitter that services will resume Tuesday, December 27.