Que. woman injured in Mexican bus crash returns home; 3 other Cdns recovering

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One of the Canadians injured in a Mexican bus crash this week has returned home, but three other survivors from Canada were still recovering Thursday in the Latin American country.

One of the Canadians injured in a Mexican bus crash this week has returned home, but three other survivors from Canada were still recovering Thursday in the Latin American country.
Line Carrier, 55, is back in Quebec at an undisclosed hospital recovering from injuries she suffered after the bus was hit head-on by a tractor-trailer, her son said Thursday.
Carrier's husband Robert Lacas, 56, was killed in the crash, but his body is still in Mexico.
A spokeswoman for the Mexican hospital treating fellow passenger Randolph Kowaleski said he remained in intensive care, but doctors are hopeful he will fully recover.
''He's stable, he hasn't got worse - things are levelling off,'' said Kyra Duerta, a spokeswoman for Hospital de la Concepcion.
''We're just waiting for him to recover consciousness and we're optimistic that everything is going to go well.''
Kowaleski's son and daughter-in-law arrived in Mexico on Wednesday night to be with him, she added.
''The most important thing is that his son is here now to make all the decisions needed.''
Kowaleski's wife Carolyn, 64, of Caledonia, Ont., and her cousin Marilyn Jackson, 67, of Vancouver, died in the crash that claimed at least 11 lives, including several American tourists and the Mexican bus driver.
Duerta said she didn't know when the victims' bodies will be returning home, and that the Canadian Consulate is handling those details.
Alain Cacchione, a spokesman with Foreign Affairs, said he couldn't disclose any information about repatriation due to the Privacy Act.
Karen Lait, 58, and her husband Jim Lait, 60, of Burlington, Ont., were also hurt in the crash and were recovering at Hospital Muguerza in Saltillo, in Coahuila state.
Twenty-six people were aboard the bus Tuesday when it crashed with a truck about 50 kilometres from Saltillo in northern Mexico.

Organizations: Hospital de la Concepcion, Canadian Consulate, Foreign Affairs Hospital Muguerza

Geographic location: Mexico, Canada, Quebec Saltillo Caledonia Vancouver Burlington Coahuila Northern Mexico

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