A school bus had been slowing down to avoid a crash when a truck hit it from behind, forcing it down an embankment on a highway west of Melbourne.
A teenage girl and a driver were seriously injured in the accident on the Western Highway at Bacchus Marsh in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The school bus was carrying four adults and 27 students in years nine to 11 from Ballarat’s Loreto College to the airport for a trip.
VicRoads were clearing a crash from earlier in the night when the truck collided with the bus, police said.
“Quite miraculously, they’ve self-evacuated, and other people, I believe truck drivers and that, stopped to assist them,” Detective Inspector Roger Schranz told reporters on Wednesday….
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