Two eight-year-old boys have died after a car crashed into Banksia Road Public School in Sydney, Greenacre suburb, at about 09:45 local time on Tuesday (22:45 GMT Monday). Three girls are in hospital with injuries. One of them, nine old, remains in a serious condition.
Some other children received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. A big hole was in the wall of the portable classroom. There were 24 children in the classroom at the time. The driver of the Toyota Kluger car involved in accident was a 52-year-old woman. She was not injured and was taken to a police station. Police said the driver was undergoing mandatory blood and urine tests, and they were investigating how the crash happened.
Car crashed into school
Police don’t believe this was an intentional act. “Apparently I think she (the driver) drove in there and instead of maybe pressing the brake, she might have hit the accelerator,” someone supposed. Hundreds of parents rushed to the scene as news spreads about the crash. Ambulance New South Wales said 16 of its vehicles were called to a "scene of carnage". "There were a number of distressed and overwhelmed children and teachers at the scene of a horrible accident," said Supt Stephanie Radnidge, from New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance. "Teachers and everyone were just running around," a witness said to media. Police from Bankstown Local Area Command and Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating.