2 Jun 2011

School bus overturns in crash near Nelson

6:03 am on 2 June 2011

A school bus overturned in a crash with a car south of Nelson on Wednesday, injuring the car driver.

The bus rolled over and ended up back on its wheels after colliding with a car at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Barton Lane, near Wakefield, emergency services say.

Police say two children on the bus and the bus driver were taken to hospital for a check-up but are fine.

The woman driving the car had to be cut out of the vehicle and police say she is in Nelson Hospital in a moderate condition.