Police probe fatal truck-bus crash

Tragedy strikes in Singleton as boy dies and two other children are airlifted to Newcastle hospital

September 11, 2012

New South Wales Police investigations are continuing today into the rare occurrence of a fatal collision between a truck and a bus.

The incident in Singleton, at the intersection of Church and Kelso streets, involved a prime mover and a school bus run by ComfortDelgroCabcharge’s Hunter Valley Buses.

It claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy.

The two badly injured boys were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in a critical but stable condition.

The four remaining children on the bus, as well as the 54-year-old driver, were all taken to Singleton Hospital for minor injuries and have since been released.

The 34-year-old prime-mover driver was not injured and is assisting police with their inquiries, police say.

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