Two hurt in bus crash

TWO primary school students were taken to Grafton Base Hospital yesterday morning after their school bus and a car collided in Prince Street, Grafton.

The accident allegedly happened when a school bus travelling north on Prince Street was hit by a silver Mitsubishi sedan at the Pound Street roundabout at 8.45.am. Sergeant Harley Willox from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command said a number of Grafton Public School students were treated by ambulance staff at the accident scene and two of them were taken to Grafton Base Hospital for 'precautionary checks'.

Sergeant Willox said the driver of the car was uninjured but badly shaken. He alleged the bus had right of way when the sedan entered the roundabout, which resulted in a slow-speed collision.

"At this stage the driver of the sedan is considered to be at fault pending further investigation," Sergeant Willox said. The collision caused minor damage to both vehicles.

In a separate incident, a male motorcyclist was taken to Grafton Base Hospital with chest injuries after colliding with a utility at Tyndale yesterday morning.

The accident happened about 10.am on the Pacific Highway at the intersection with Fitzgerald Lane.



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