Nine people injured – six children, two adults and a teenager – have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a school bus and a car in Co Limerick.
The collision, which occurred at Ardvarna, Lisnagry, was reported to emergency services at 8.15am.
The 28-seater bus, contracted by Bus Éireann from a private operator, and white Renault Laguna collided near a house and on a bend in the road.
One of the passengers on the bus managed to exit the vehicle and run about 1.5km to a house to raise the alarm.
According to reliable sources, the car ended up “pinned” between the front of the bus and a wall of a house.
Two people travelling in the car were cut from the wreckage by firefighters attached to Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service.
“Out of the six injured children, one has a (suspected) broken jaw; another has a (suspected) broken arm; and four have head lacerations,” a source said.
The driver of the bus is believed to have sustained a chest injury.
It’s understood there were between 10 and 12 people, including the driver, travelling on the 29-seater bus.
“One of the schoolchildren who was on the bus ran about a mile to a house to raise the alarm,” a source said.
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Source: The Journal