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Man dead and one in hospital after Wolvi school bus crash near Gympie, as 26 children are safe

Tragedy as a young man dies and another is in a critical condition after a packed school bus collided head-on with a 4WD

  • A 29-year-old man has died after head-on collision between 4WD and school bus
  • A 68-year-old is also in hospital in critical condition after Wolvi, QLD crash 
  • Six children and woman who were treated for injuries are stable and safe 
  • The bus driver has been hailed as ‘heroic’ for saving 26 children in her vehicle

A 29-year-old man has died and another is in critical condition after a packed school bus collided with a blue Toyota Landcruiser. 

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

Twenty-six school children and a female bus driver, 53, have escaped serious injury, although six students were treated for minor injuries and the driver was taken to hospital. 

A 29 year old man has died and another is in critical condition after a packed school bus collided with a blue Toyota Landcruiser 

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 

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 crash occurred at around 3.40pm but the two Goomboorian men were still stuck in their ute at 5.10pm, reported the Daily Telegraph.     

The bus driver was hailed as ‘heroic’ after a witness said she saved 26 children before the collision. 

‘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 have said they are investigating the crash.

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