HIT: The Commodore station wagon that crashed into a school bus .
HIT: The Commodore station wagon that crashed into a school bus . Jarrard Potter

Police search for driver of brown sedan involved in crash

POLICE are looking for the driver of a brown sedan who sped away from an accident in South Grafton yesterday.

Bent Street was blocked after the sedan hit the back of a white Holden Commodore station wagon, sending it spinning into the side of a school bus near the intersection with Hyde Street and alongside a busy pedestrian crossing used by Gillwinga Public and St Joseph's Primary students.

Police at the scene confirmed all 12 school students on board the school bus involved, which had travelled from Minnie Water, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident and were uninjured.


Michelle Hall, the crossing supervisor who was on duty at the time of the accident, said the intersection was a black spot for speeding drivers.

"A brown car sped out of Hyde street and hit the rear of the white vehicle and sent it spinning into the back wheel of the bus," Ms Hall said.

"I looked at the driver of the brown car and he backed up and I thought he was going to pull up but then he turned around and took off.

"Speeding cars are always a problem here. Just prior to this accident there was a car going through the crossing that must have been doing 80 kilometres an hour.

"The problem is that it is a bit out of town and they seem to forget the speed limit.

"It makes it a bad intersection."

SES and Fire and Rescue NSW also attended the scene.

There were no reports of injury.

A school bus and white Holden Commodore station wagon were involved in an accident in a school zone in South Grafton during morning peak hour on Tuesday, 15th of March, 2016.Photo David Moase / Daily Examiner
A school bus and white Holden Commodore station wagon were involved in an accident in a school zone in South Grafton during morning peak hour on Tuesday, 15th of March, 2016.Photo David Moase / Daily Examiner Bill North
 


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