Victor-Brodeur kids get counselling after crash

School bus hit man crossing road at Craigflower and Admirals

About 50 kids from Ecole Victor-Brodeur gathered for a counselling session Thursday morning, after their school bus hit a man crossing the road.

The collision happened at the intersection of Craigflower and Admirals roads just after 8 a.m. Thursday. The Garden City bus was en route to the francophone school from its route through Langford.

“These types of accidents do not happen very often,” said Pierre Claveau, public relations director with the Conseil scholaire francophone, which oversees Victor-Brodeur.

“The simple fact that you see somebody being hurt under any circumstances … is traumatic for a child. We are taking all precautions to make sure they are counselled property.”

The 50 students who were on the bus, plus a few classmates who might have been affected by the incident, were called together to talk to counsellors.

The school also sent a note to parents, advising them of the incident.

Victoria police investigated the collision and found the driver was not at fault. Officers believe the man might have stepped out in front of the bus, which was turning left. The man was in a marked crosswalk and the walk light was on.

The man was taken to hospital.

 

Just Posted

Massive plaza, residential and retail project coming to Esquimalt

The Esquimalt Town Centre set to sell its first units in October

Second bat found at Greater Victoria elementary school tests positive for rabies

Island Health confirms second rabies case, this time in Saanich

VicPD called to Beacon Hill Park after body found

Suspicious circumstances not ruled out in apparent sudden death

Night Shift Halloween tickets on sale now

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

VIDEO: B.C.’s famous cat Grandpa Mason has died

The story of the feral cat that started fostering kittens touched people around the world

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, crews on scene

B.C. man guilty of first-degree murder in Yukon killing

Edward James Penner, 22, was given the mandatory life sentence for the 2017 slaying of 25-year-old Adam Cormack

Woman stabbed at least five times in Nelson during random attack

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

Most Read