New details from the RCMP about the crash on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Police say it appears the driver of a Jeep collided with the charter bus when the jeep’s back end crossed the centre line.
The bus, with about 50 people on board, came to rest on a concrete barrier. Both drivers were taken to hospital.
Road conditions are being considered a factor in the crash.
The highway had been closed in both directions near Squamish, but one lane of alternating traffic is being allowed through.
Bus driver seriously injured
Earlier today Pacific Coach Lines spokesperson Darian Tooley confirmed the bus involved was one from their fleet.
“We can confirm that it was a Pacific Coast Lines coach. One of the seriously injured is our driver. Hopefully the RCMP can provide further information as the day progresses.”
Whistler woman describes scene
Donna Williams and her husband were heading into the city when they came upon the crash.
She had to help several passengers get off the bus by helping them climb through the windows.
“There were people from Hawaii, and people from Britain, and they were saying it was the first snow they had ever seen. There were people with kids … There were upset people. But I think everybody was pretty much in shock that this had even happened.”
Williams says from what she had saw, most of the passengers on the bus were shaken up.
She believes the outcome could’ve been much worse.
“The bus itself looked like it was fairly intact, but there still would’ve been quite an impact judging from the barrier that got knocked out and the bus riding up over it. Even the visuals of where it went off… it’s kind of scary around there.”