Fifty-seven people released from hospital after Chase tour bus crash

All 57 people who were rushed to hospital after a tour bus crash near Chase have been released.
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CHASE - All 57 people who were rushed to hospital after a tour bus crash near Chase have been released.

Interior Health spokesman Karl Hardt says 56 people were released from Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops late Friday night.

Twenty of those people 20 suffered minor injuries and 36 were not injured.

Hardt says one person was held overnight for observation and left today, August 1.

The crash happened Friday afternoon, July 31, on a dangerous stretch of Highway 1 known as Hoffman's Bluff just south of the community of Chase.

RCMP say a small car travelling westbound crossed over the centre line and collided with an eastbound charter bus with 57 people on board including the driver.

The man driving the car died at the scene, while the bus driver suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries.


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