Two adults critical, 17 children injured after head-on bus crash

Two adults critical, 17 children injured after head-on bus crash

14th May 2021 Off By adpublisher

Two adults are in a critical condition and 17 children have been taken to hospital with a range of injuries after a head-on crash between a bus and another vehicle in remote Queensland.

The crash happened about 3.15pm on Friday on the Warrego Highway in Wallumbilla, almost 300 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba near the town of Roma.

The school bus amid multiple ambulances at Roma Hospital.Credit:Queensland Ambulance Service

The bus was believed to be carrying 17 children and the driver, with two adults in the other vehicle.

One child was taken from the scene in a serious condition with multiple broken bones, while the remaining 16 were in a stable condition with injuries including cuts, abrasions, lacerations and fractures.

Another adult, believed to be the bus driver, suffered minor injuries.

The pair from the other vehicle were rushed to Roma Hospital in critical condition.

Police believe it was a head-on collision, and the forensic crash unit is at the scene investigating.