Seven people have been taken to hospital after a bus veered off the road in the Snowy Mountains.
The bus was carrying 40 adults and children, when it came off the road on Kosciusko Road near Guthega Road in the Perisher Valley around 5:25pm on Monday (September 5).
No one was trapped however a small number of people were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for minor injuries.
Seven patients were taken to Cooma hospital with minor injuries including four children, a woman in her 20’s, a woman in her 30’s and a man in his 50’s. All patients were in a stable condition.
Two other children were assessed by paramedics, however they did not require further treatment in hospital.
NSW Ambulance Inspector, Jennifer Barker, said paramedics arrived to find a bus that had come off the road and gone down an embankment, with multiple patients requiring treatment.
“This would have been a really scary experience for everyone involved, especially the children, but everyone kept calm while we assessed and treated those who were injured,” Inspector Barker said.
“This was a major response for NSW Ambulance paramedics, with crews attending from across the region, including Perisher Valley, Jindabyne and Cooma stations,” she said.
“Everyone did an excellent job in challenging conditions, which included snow, low light and very low temperatures.”
Officers from the Monaro Police District have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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