Northern B.C. hospital activates code orange after a chartered bus rollover injuring 17

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Vancouver/CMEDIA: A chartered bus rollover on June 16 reportedly resulted in injuring seventeen people and their hospitalization in Prince George B.C. 

At the time of the Friday morning incident, which according to Prince George RCMP happened on Firth Lake Forest Service Road near Hambone Road, approximately 30 passengers were on board.

Mounties said in a statement that no serious injuries have been reported but the total amount is unknown.

“Efforts to reach the location have been made increasingly difficult with the early morning rain and the current road conditions, in addition to the distance from Prince George to the incident location,” Cpl. Jennifer Cooper said in a statement Friday.

BC Emergency Health Services reportedly helped transport 17 patients “with a wide range of conditions” to hospital.

Health Minister Adrian Dix took to Twitter just before noon on Friday to announce “code orange” protocols had been activated at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. as the result of a bus rollover.

In response to natural disasters and mass casualties, code orange is typically used, when a hospital might face a surge of patients. 

Seven ambulances from Prince George and Mackenzie, along with three BCEHS support units, according to RCMP, were dispatched to the scene.

Dix was reported saying that more updates are awaited and families who may be impacted can call 1-250-565-2000 to try to locate their loved ones.

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