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School bus, truck collide in Steinbach; no children injured

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Fifteen children escaped without injury after a collision in Steinbach this morning involving a school bus and pickup truck.

RCMP said it happened around 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Highway 52 and Rockwood Street in Steinbach.

The school bus was travelling east on Highway 52 when the driver initiated a U-turn across two eastbound lanes at Rockwood Street. The school bus was then hit by an eastbound pickup truck., police said.

Fifteen children, along with the 73-year-old male bus driver, were on board the bus at the time of the collision. They were not injured.

Police said the 19-year-old male driver, a 31-year old adult male passenger, and a 31-year-old adult female passenger of the pickup truck were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The passengers of the pickup truck were determined not be wearing their seatbelts.

The matter is still under investigation.

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