Bus crashes near Rocky


A bus careered into a ditch off the Bruce Highway in central Queensland this morning

Bus crashes near Rocky
Bus crashes near Rocky

February 23, 2011

Police and emergency services were at the scene of a crash on the Bruce Highway near Marlborough, north of Rockhampton, involving a passenger bus early this morning.

Initial investigations indicate that around 1:30am the southbound bus carrying 27 passengers left the road and collided with a ditch.

Police and emergency services attended the scene and determined one person has serious, but non-life threatening injuries. This person has been airlifted to hospital.

Ten others have been transported to hospital for treatment injuries.

A further 17 have received minor injuries and will be transported to hospital by bus.

The front of the bus was severely damaged. No other vehicles were involved.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

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