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Primary schoolchildren involved in car v bus crash

Primary schoolchildren involved in car v bus crash


Emergency services have been in attendance at a crash involving a car and a school bus in the Taranaki district this afternoon.

The crash occurred at about 2.50 pm at the intersection of Neill and Palmer Roads, south of Kaponga.

The bus was carrying approximately 25 primary school children from two local schools at the time. It is reported around 10 of them, along with the bus driver, are being taken to Hawera Hospital for precautionary checkups in relation to some minor injuries. The occupants of the car – one adult and a child – were assessed at the scene but required no further attention.

School staff were quickly on scene and were able to assist in contacting parents of children being taken to hospital and those who remained behind and required uplifting.

Palmer Road remains closed at both ends until the bus can be towed from the scene but should be reopened within the hour.

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined.

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