Three injured in bus crash north of Prince George

Three people were transported by hospital by ambulance after a transport bus crashed on Highway 97 near Mitchell Road, north of Prince George Thursday.

Approximately 40 other passengers on the bus were transported to hospital by another bus to be checked by medical professionals. One of the first three passengers was originally listed as being in critical condition, but their condition has been downgraded and is expected to fully recover

The crash occurred at about 3:45 p.m. and did not involve any other vehicles.

The highway is currently open to single lane alternating traffic until such time that the bus can be returned to the road, likely later tonight.

Although the cause of the collision has not yet been determined, weather conditions at the time of the incident may have been a factor and will be looked at by investigators. A combination of rain and snow has fallen in the area for most of the afternoon and into the evening.  Police are recommending that drivers do not travel on area highways.  If you must travel, use extreme caution and bring emergency supplies.