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Booragoon, Perth: Bus carrying 50 children rear-ended by a truck in major highway crash 

School bus carrying 50 children is rear-ended by a truck in highway crash

  • A bus carrying children was rear-ended by a truck in major crash in Perth’s south 
  • Ambulance crews rushed to Leach Highway, Booragoon on Wednesday morning
  • Witness to the crash said about 50 school-aged children were taken off the bus
  • Condition of children is still unknown; two drivers being assessed by paramedics

A bus carrying 50 children has been rear-ended by a truck in a major crash on a busy suburban highway.

Police and ambulance crews were rushed to the Leach Highway in Booragoon in Perth’s south after the collision on Wednesday morning at 8.13am.

A witness said about 50 school-aged children were taken off the Transperth bus. 

There are no reports of any major injuries, a St John Ambulance spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia.

A school bus carrying 50 children has been rear-ended by a truck in Booragoon in Perth’s south

One student was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital with minor injuries.

A Western Australia Police spokesman said the two drivers involved in the crash near the junction with Winthrop Drive were still being assessed. 

‘About 50 school kids, all have been taken off, and there is an ambulance and police in attendance,’ 6PR listener Ken told the radio station.

Drivers have been told to avoid the area.

The scene is pictured after the crash. A witness said about 50 school-aged children were taken off the Transperth bus

The scene is pictured after the crash. A witness said about 50 school-aged children were taken off the Transperth bus

The scene of the crash is pictured on Leach Highway. A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said there were no reports of any major injuries.

The scene of the crash is pictured on Leach Highway. A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said there were no reports of any major injuries.

The highway’s left westbound lane was blocked off by police, reducing traffic to a single lane.

Traffic as of 11am was tailing back for more than 1.5km to the highway’s junction with Murdoch Drive in Bateman.

Fire crews were also called to the scene.  

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