Horror crash in Sydney leaves 16-year-girl fighting for life after a bus ploughs into late-night commuters – leaving her trapped under the front wheel for more than an hour
- Bus mounted the footpath about 9.45pm on Sunday and struck three women
- The 16-year-old girl was trapped under the front wheel of the bus in Parramatta
- Emergency workers desperately tried to free her and succeeded at 11.15pm
- She was taken to Westmean Hospital in a critical condition where she remains
A 16-year-old girl is fighting for her life after becoming trapped under a bus when it mounted the curb and slammed into a bus shelter.
The vehicle was travelling east on Argyle Street in Parramatta, in Sydney’s west, when it mounted the footpath at the intersection of Church Street and struck three female pedestrians at about 9.45pm on Sunday.
The young girl was trapped under the front wheel of the bus as emergency workers desperately tried to free her.
The bus struck three female pedestrians about 9.45pm on Sunday after it mounted the curb
Because the bus was wedged under the shelter it was difficult for emergency workers to lift the vehicle to make room to remove the girl
Because the bus was wedged under the shelter, it was difficult for emergency workers to lift the vehicle to make room to remove the girl.
She was finally freed about 11.15pm and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.
The other two women suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital for treatment.
The bus driver was taken to hospital in shock and will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Police said the bus contained a small number of passengers at the time of the incident but no one else was injured.
A crime scene is currently in place and anyone with information is urged to contact police.
She was finally freed about 11.15pm and was taken to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition