A man has died after his car collided with a bus carrying school kids at Londonderry in Sydney's north-west this morning.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Londonderry Road and The Driftway just after 8am, finding the bus veered across the lanes in both directions.
The male driver died at the scene while paramedics treated five students, with three taken to Nepean Hospital for minor injuries.
As for the bus driver, he escaped uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
A critical incident investigation has now been launched looking into all circumstances including why an unmarked police car was in the area at the time.
Forensic officers are examining the scene with police appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police released the following statement:
A critical investigation has been launched after a fatal crash in Sydney’s west this morning.
Just after 8am (Friday 10 March 2017), emergency services were called to The Driftway, Londonderry, following reports a bus, carrying school students, and car had collided.
The male driver of the car died at the scene.
Five students were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries, with three of them taken to Nepean Hospital.
The driver of the bus was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Prior to the crash, an unmarked police vehicle was in the vicinity; however, the full circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
A crime scene has been established and will be examined by specialist forensic officers.
A critical incident team from North West Metropolitan Region will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.
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