Packed school bus collides with a 4WD leaving two people fighting for life in hospital
- A school bus driver has been hailed as ‘heroic’ for saving the lives of 26 children
- Bus and a 4WD collided near Gympie, leaving two men in a serious condition
- School students broke the glass at the back of the bus to escape after accident
26 school kids are being checked for injuries and two people were airlifted to hospital and are fighting for their life after a bus head-on collided with a 4WD.
The two motorists crashed at an intersection near Wolvi, one hour drive south-west of Noosa Heads at around 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon.
The bus driver was hailed as ‘heroic’ after a witness said she saved 26 children before a collision between her vehicle and a 4WD.
A bus driver has been hailed as ‘heroic’ after a witness said she saved 26 children before a collision between her vehicle and a 4WD. Pictured: QLD Ambulance tweet
The two motorists crashed at an intersection near Wolvi (pictured), one hour drive south-west of Noosa Heads at around 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon
The bus driver made ‘heroic’ efforts to prevent the accident by swerving to the side and driving into an embankment and locking the wheel, reported the Daily Telegraph.
‘There’s nothing she could have done to avoid him,’ a witness who saw the accident while driving behind it, said about the bus driver.
When the bus stopped, children escaped it by breaking the glass at the back of the car because they could not leave the front of the vehicle.
Two men are fighting for their lives after the incident which implicated 26 students and three others, paramedics have said (Stock)
Two men who were in the ute had not escaped their car at 5.10pm, and one in his 20s was being treated for critical injuries to the chest and leg said Queensland Ambulance Service.
The other, in his 60s, is in a critical condition with injuries to the chest, abdominal and legs.
Six children on the bus suffered minor injuries and the female bus driver, in her 40s, suffered minor leg injuries but is an stable condition and was taken to hospital.
Parents have been collecting students from the accident sight.
Queensland Police told Daily Mail Australia investigations were ongoing.