Three teenage girls injured in Dural bus accident

Three teenage girls had a lucky escape from serious injuries when they were struck by a runaway bus as it rolled down a hill at Dural this afternoon.

Police, ambulance paramedics and a CareFlight trauma team rushed to the scene in Quarry Road shortly after 3 pm.

The three girls, all aged 15, were struck glancing blows by the bus as it rolled 40 metres down a slope outside the school in Quarry Road.

A tree stopped the bus.

Emergency services rushed to the scene to find school bags strewn under the bus, but fortunately the three girls were thrown clear on the left hand side of the bus.

The girls were treated by ambulance paramedics and a CareFlight trauma doctor for non-life threatening injuries.

One girl suffering abdominal, leg and neck injuries was taken in a road ambulance, under treatment by the CareFlight doctor, to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she remained in a stable condition on arrival.

Another girl suffering leg and shoulder injuries was taken by ambulance paramedics to the hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.

The third girl suffered grazes and did not require hospital treatment.

Police investigations are continuing.

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