Hello!

6 Comments

Two school buses and three cars were involved in a collision at Albion Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident has left 21 people injured, two seriously, including a number of children.

A seven-year-old boy was airlifted to Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney with serious head injuries after he was flung through a window and onto the road when one of the buses ‘rear ended another bus at high speed,’ the Illawarra Mercury reports.

Another boy, aged 10, was also airlifted to Sydney with serious leg and abdomen injuries after he was ‘thrown about’ inside one of the buses.

Four children and one adult were taken to Shell Harbour Hospital by road ambulance with injuries including fractures and bruising, while two more children were taken to Wollongong Hospital, a NSW Ambulance spokesman confirmed.

Roughly 15 more kids were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The buses had just picked up about 40 children of varying ages from Illawarra Christian School when they collided at about 3.40pm on Tongarra Round at Albion Park, south of Sydney.

NSW Police confirmed that the drivers of both buses will be taken to Shellharbour Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

In a statement posted online, the school’s principal Dr Kate Bertram confirmed that two children had been airlifted to Sydney hospitals and a number of others taken by ambulance for local treatment.

‘Our students’ well being is our highest priority at this time. We are taking every precaution to ensure each child is appropriately cared for,’ Dr Bertram said.

‘ICS staff will provide ongoing support to the school community in the weeks ahead.’

It has been reported the children are now in a stable condition.

We hope everyone involved makes a speedy recovery.

Share your comments below.

Image via Illawarra Mercury

  • A lot of tourist coaches have seatbelts, have had for 12+ years. Council community buses have seatbelts. Why haven’t school buses got seatbelts? In actual fact a lot of the small children probably should be in booster seats.

    Reply

  • Wishing a full recovery for every-one involved.

    Reply

  • Scary!!

    Reply

  • Hoping they all make a speedy recovery.

    Reply

  • how scary, hoping for a speedy physical and mental recovery!

    Reply

  • Oh my goodness. How can this happen. Time for buses to have seatbelts!

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join