Bus Crash Leaves One Dead, Multiple Injured
At least one is dead and another nine people are injured after a truck and a bus collided on Victoria's Western Highway.
Emergency services were called to the accident site at Pimpinio, about 300 kilometres northwest of Melbourne at about 2.10 am on Thursday.
Victoria Police believe the trailers of the B-double truck travelling in front of the bus dislodged and blocked the highway in both directions. The bus then crashed into the trailers.
Paramedics treated the bus driver who was found in a serious condition but he could not be saved and died at the scene.
At least nine others suffered serious injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed crews were attending to "multiple patients" at the scene.
A man in his 40s was treated for leg injuries and was airlifted by plane to Melbourne and then transferred to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.
A woman in her 60s was treated for arm injuries and was also airlifted to Melbourne. She was transported to The Alfred Hosptial also in a stable condition.
The seven other people injured were in their teens to their 70s and were all taken to by ambulance Wimmera Health Care in Horsham after being treated by paramedics at the scene.
It's believed more than 30 other people were on the bus at the time of the crash. All passengers have been taken to Wimmera Health Care for assessment.
The Western Highways is closed in both directions and diversions are in place.
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