The Hanover School Division (HSD) says it is helping those who witnessed the serious collision in Steinbach Monday morning.
At approximately 8:30 am, an HSD school bus was involved in a serious collision involving a pedestrian. The incident took place near the bus loop at Steinbach Regional Secondary School. According to HSD, the scene was quickly managed by RCMP and paramedics.
STARS air ambulance was dispatched to the scene. A STARS spokesperson says a young girl was transported to the Children's Hospital in Winnipeg in critical condition. Police say she is six years old and lives in that area.
The school division has indicated that several students on that bus as well as another bus witnessed the collision. There were also students walking nearby who were eyewitnesses. Divisional and school care teams debriefed students on-site.
The Hanover School Division is telling parents that if their child witnessed the incident or is aware and needs further support, to please contact their child's school.
The school division also thanks school staff, RCMP and EMS personnel for the quick response and professional care, noting their thoughts and well wishes are with all those involved.