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POLICE – Coffee-drinking pickup driver loses focus, rear-ends school bus

SD 73 school buses will be back in operation Wednesday.

A school bus was rear-ended while stopped in traffic on Tranquille Road, Kamloops RCMP reported today (Oct. 12, 2018).

Police say the collision occurred this morning about 8:45 when a one-ton Dodge pickup truck hit the back of the bus. They said the male driver of the pickup said he was distracted when he looked down to pick up his coffee cup.

The pickup sustained significant front end damage and was towed from the scene.  The school bus had four students, a teaching assistant and bus driver.  The students were not injured, while the bus driver and TA went to hospital to be checked out.

School District personnel have contacted the parents of the children to advise them of the incident.

The driver of the pickup was issued a ticket for following too closely.

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