A school bus carrying 45 children collided with a truck and rolled over west of Melbourne. The incident occurred while the children were heading home from Exford Primary School. The crash resulted in multiple injuries, with ten children being taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Exford Road and Murphys Road at Eynesbury around 3.40 pm. The police report stated that the bus was attempting to turn onto Murphys Road when the truck collided with the rear of the bus. The bus overturned, causing significant damage.
Emergency services were called to the scene immediately after the accident. All children were removed from the bus and were being treated by paramedics. Ten children were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, while three children and an adult were in stable condition.
Paramedics remained on the scene for more than three hours, assessing other passengers. Parents of the children arrived at the scene, along with emergency services. The scene was chaotic, according to Victoria Police Superintendent Michael Cruse.
Nicole Kirk’s daughter was on board the bus at the time of the accident. She reported that her daughter had scratches and blood on her hands but was more concerned about her friends. Nicole Kirk was relieved that her daughter had her seatbelt on and was fine.
Eynesbury is located about 44 km from Melbourne, near Melton, and the crash occurred near Exford Primary School.
The accident involving a school bus and a truck is a reminder of the importance of road safety. It is crucial to follow traffic rules and regulations to avoid such incidents. The incident also highlights the need for emergency services to respond promptly to such accidents. We hope that all those injured in the accident recover soon.