Truck ploughs into house after colliding with school bus
A woman has narrowly escaped injury after a B-double truck crashed into her house in Victoria's south-west this morning. The truck collided with a school bus at the intersection of Hamilton Highway and Dundas Street in Inverleigh, 28 kilometres west of Geelong, about 8am, before ploughing into the home. Resident Rachel, who lives inside the house, told 3AW the B-double rammed through her bedroom wall just moments after she left the room, causing "significant damage".(C) Nine A truck has smashed into a house after colliding with a school bus in Inverleigh. (C) Nine There is significant damage to the house following the crash.
"I had just walked out of the bedroom to go into the bathroom to have a shower," she told Neil Mitchell. "It was a very confronting moment. "I'm still in a little bit of shock.
I feel a bit sick." The shaken resident said it was "very lucky" others were not seriously injured. "There's a lot of people that are very lucky they haven't been injured in this case," she said.
"The bus didn't have any kids on board, which is such a relief."(C) Nine There were no passengers on the bus at the time. https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-with-neil-mitchell/inverleigh-woman-describes-terrifying-moment-a-b-d/embed?style=cover
The male bus driver was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with lower body injuries. The truck driver, a 28-year-old man from Tyntyndel, managed to escape without any injuries. There were no passengers on the school bus at the time of the crash.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.