More than 20 children in hospital after truck and school bus collide in Melbourne’s west near Eynesbury


Greater than 20 kids have been hospitalised, together with six with traumatic accidents, after a truck collided with a college bus with 45 kids onboard on Melbourne’s western fringe.

Victoria Police Superintendent Michael Cruse stated the bus left close by Exford Main College – simply south of Melton – about 3.30pm and was making an attempt to show proper onto Murphys Highway when a truck crashed into the again of it, rolling the car on its facet.

Ambulance Victoria stated six passengers had been taken to hospital with “critical traumatic accidents” and one other 16 are in hospital in a steady situation. Of the 22 folks transported to hospital all however one – the bus driver – are faculty kids.

“Paramedics are assessing an additional 25 folks on the scene who at this stage don’t seem to require transport to hospital,” Ambulance Victoria stated in an announcement simply earlier than 6pm.

Cruse stated it was “very fortunate” nobody died within the accident on the suburban border between Exford and Eynesbury – and simply minutes from the childrens’ faculty about 40 kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD.

“The bus has suffered important harm, it’s additionally overturned,” he stated.

“So it’s very lucky that the accidents aren’t extra critical, however I have to stress it’s nonetheless a really critical incident.”

Earlier, emergency companies needed to free a minimum of six kids who had been trapped inside, many exiting by means of the roof and home windows. Cruse stated passers-by additionally helped kids from the bus.

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