Greyhound bus is hit by falling ice on highway

Falling ice damaged a Greyhound bus on the night of February 4, sending it off of Highway 16 west of Terrace, causing two injuries.

  • Feb. 8, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Falling ice damaged a Greyhound bus on the night of February 4, sending it off of Highway 16 west of Terrace, causing two injuries.

The ice, which fell from a rock face, struck the front of the bus in an area of very icy roads and it came to rest in a ditch at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The driver was injured but the eight passengers were uninjured.

Shortly afterward, a vehicle crashed into the back of the bus, injuring its passenger.

Two ambulances were called out to the scene and flaggers were called to help with traffic control and to shut down the highway.

Police managed to call and stop a train that was due to pass by.

The uninjured bus passengers were taken to nearby Kasiks Lodge to get out of the cold and to wait for a bus to come pick them up.