Car and bus collide

By Jessica Anstice

Three people, including two young children, were injured in a collision involving a mini bus at Nar Nar Goon on Thursday morning.

The collision between a car and mini bus occurred on the Princes Highway inbound near Snell Road at 7.55am.

The two children aged five and seven, were taken to Dandenong Hospital for observation.

The driver of the bus, a 65-year-old Narre Warren South man, was also transported to Dandenong Hospital with minor injuries.

Fourteen students between the ages of five and 17 from Officer Minaret College were on board the bus.

The driver of the black Ford, a 54-year-old Longwarray woman was assessed by paramedics on scene.

Police are still investigating the nature of the crash.

It is alleged the bus was travelling in the left lane when the car, travelling in the right lane, collided side-on with the bus, pushing it into the embankment.The bus came to a stop after travelling about 100 metres on grass.Ambulance Victoria escalated its emergency response plan including sending a health commander to the scene.

Paramedics assessed 15 people.

Another bus was organised to transport the remaining passengers from the mini bus to their destination.

More to come.


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