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Bus driver in Gympie school bus crash labelled ‘heroic’ while two men fight for their lives

Packed school bus collides with a 4WD leaving two people fighting for life in hospital

  • Two men were airlifted after a head-on collision between 4WD and school bus 
  • Six children and a woman were treated for injuries after Gympie, QLD crash
  • The bus driver has been hailed as ‘heroic’ for saving 26 children on her vehicle

26 school kids are being checked for injuries and two people are fighting for their life after a bus head-on collided with a 4WD. 

The two motorists crashed at an intersection near Wolvi, one hour drive south-west of Noosa Heads at around 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Two men were airlifted to hospital after the accident, having been stuck in their ute for at least one hour after the accident.   

26 school kids are being checked for injuries and two people are fighting for their life after a bus head-on collided with a 4WD 

The two motorists crashed at an intersection near Wolvi, one hour drive south-west of Noosa Heads at around 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon

The two motorists crashed at an intersection near Wolvi, one hour drive south-west of Noosa Heads at around 3.45pm on Tuesday afternoon 

The two injured men were still in the car at 5.10pm, reported the Daily Telegraph. 

One in his 20s was being treated for critical injuries to the chest and leg and the other man, in his 60s, is in a critical condition with injuries to the chest, abdominal and legs.

Six children on the bus suffered minor injuries and the female bus driver, in her 40s, suffered leg injuries and was taken to hospital but is in a stable condition. 

Parents have been collecting students from the accident site.  

Two men were airlifted to hospital after the accident, having been stuck in their ute for at least one hour after the accident (Stock)

Two men were airlifted to hospital after the accident, having been stuck in their ute for at least one hour after the accident (Stock)

Pictured: The road where the accident occurred in Wolvi, near Gympie which is an hour drive north-west from Noosa Heads, QLD

Pictured: The road where the accident occurred in Wolvi, near Gympie which is an hour drive north-west from Noosa Heads, QLD 

The bus driver was hailed as ‘heroic’ after a witness said she saved 26 children before a collision between her vehicle and a 4WD. 

‘There’s nothing she could have done to avoid him,’ a witness said. 

The driver prevented the accident by swerving to the side and pulling into an embankment before locking the wheel. 

When the bus stopped, children escaped it by breaking the glass at the back of the vehicle because they could not leave the front.  

Queensland Police told Daily Mail Australia investigations were ongoing.    

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