A school bus with 30 children on board crashed into five cars on Monday (October 13) after clipping another bus in Chatswood, north Sydney.
While all of the kids miraculously escaped unhurt following the incident, one driver suffered a minor car accident injury after an airbag deployed.
A father and his two children also had a stroke of luck after they emerged unscathed when their vehicle was hit as it was about to leave the kerb, causing it to smash into a power pole. The people carrier was pushed vertically up the pole before the bus pinned it in place.
The incident occurred at 15:40pm as the school bus travelled into Ashley Street from Anderson Street. According to NSW Police, the organisation’s Crash Investigation Unit will now examine the cause of the accident.
All of the drivers involved were tested for alcohol at the scene, with the results returning negative. A forensic investigation of the school bus will now take place.
The students attend Sydney Grammar School, Daily Mail Australia reports, although the institution had yet to give a statement on the crash at time of writing.
Other October car accident injuries
While many of the individuals involved in the seven-vehicle pile-up in Chatswood were uninjured, this is often not the case when automobiles crash.
Last week (October 6), several people were treated for car accident injuries after a Subaru Imprezza and a Holden Cruze collided while driving south along Woodville Road in Merrylands.
The crash, which happened at approximately 23:00pm, resulted in the Subaru then hitting into a house close to the Farnell Street intersection. Meanwhile, the Holden hit two parked cars after driving through the yard of a pre-school.
A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy, who were both passengers in the Subaru, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Westmead Hospital. Two teenage females in the Holden – aged 17 and 16 – were also hurt and visited the facility. The driver of the Subaru escaped with no injuries.
However, the 17-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Holden and received an infringement for failing to be accompanied by an authorised person despite only possessing a learner licence.
NSW Police claim they are still investigating the cause of the crash, but urged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.