No children hurt after bus tips

Officials are still investigating why a school bus overturned near Carmacks on July 10.

Officials are still investigating why a school bus overturned near Carmacks on July 10.

Ten children and two staff were travelling to Tatchun Lake campground to participate in a Conservation Action Team camp run by Environment Yukon. Nobody was hurt.

Morris Lamrock, the youth program coordinator for conservation education with Yukon Environment, said so far investigations show all safety protocols were followed. The bus driver, who was one of the two staff, drove at the speed limit. Everyone was wearing seatbelts when the bus tipped. A lead vehicle was setting the bus’s pace.

The bus was a Yukon Education bus. Lamrock said it was almost brand new. The program has used Yukon Education buses in the past.

When Lamrock contacted parents, he was surprised to hear the children were more upset about not attending camp than about the accident. The camp runs for eight days and teaches children about caring for the environment. To make up for the days missed because of the rollover, Environment Yukon ran a two-day camp this week at Wolf Creek.