Bus incidents keep Queensland police busy

Queensland police are investigating a bus crash that injured several passengers today in Burpengary

Bus incidents keep Queensland police busy
Bus incidents keep Queensland police busy
August 21, 2012

Queensland police are investigating a bus crash that
injured several passengers
at around midday today in Burpengary.

Police say initial information suggests the bus crashed around 12.15pm.

"It’s believed a number of people onboard have suffered injuries as a result of the crash," police say.

The area is currently under traffic control, but there is no further information available at this stage, according to police.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old Birkdale man was charged with drink driving at Beenleigh on Saturday morning following a collision between a car and a bus.

According to police, 23 tourists were injured when the bus taking them for a day out at a Gold Coast theme park tipped onto its side after it was involved in the collision with the car.

Police say the preliminary information suggests that the crash occurred during a lane changing maneuver on the Pacific Motorway, southbound, just after 11am.

The driver of the sedan has been charged with one count of driving a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of liquor.

He has been released and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on November 6.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing and police have appealed for witnesses to the incident to come forward with information.

Meanwhile, a bus driver at Burleigh Heads was assaulted on Thursday night last week.

Police say at around 6pm a male passenger approached the male bus driver and became verbally abusive.

"The driver stopped the bus near a service station at Burleigh Heads and got off the vehicle," police say.

"At which time the passenger ran after the bus driver and punched him once to the face before walking off along the Gold Coast Highway."

The driver sustained minor bruising to his face.

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