Driver trapped after a bus carrying fourteen people hurtles over an embankment in national park
- A bus driver has been left badly injured after his vehicle careered off the road
- He and his 14 passengers were driving on a notoriously dangerous park road
- The bus hurtled down an embankment, leaving the driver trapped inside alone
- He was later freed and is being treated for back, pelvic and abdominal injuries
A bus driver has been left injured and his 14 passengers in shock after their vehicle hurtled off the road of a notoriously dangerous national park road.
The bus rolled down an embankment in Queensland’s Lamington National Park on Sunday evening just before 8pm, trapping its driver inside.
The passengers managed to crawl to safety, leaving the driver inside on his own.
A bus driver has been injured after his vehicle careered off a road in Queensland’s Lamington National Park (pictured), which is notorious for narrow, winding roads and blind turns
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said on social media the accident was likely to cause lengthy delays to the area as a desperate rescue mission was launched.
The driver was stuck in the bus for more than an hour before fire crews managed to cut a hole in the rear of the bus to reach him.
He was treated for back, pelvic and abdominal pains suffered as the bus rolled down the embankment.
The 14 other people inside the bus were taken to the nearby O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat with ‘minor or no injuries’.
The road in question, believed to be the main one running through the park, is notorious for its narrow, winding roads and blind turns.
Queensland Emergency Services (pictured) were able to free the man from the back of the bus