Two children have died after a car crashed into their demountable classroom at a school in Sydney‘s southwest this morning.
Earlier reports suggested that two children at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre had been critically injured as a result of the crash, with a number of other children injured. Ambulance services have confirmed that a total of 23 kids were injured, with five being taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital.
NSW Police has confirmed that two boys, both aged eight, have died.
NSW Ambulance Superintendent Stephanie Radnidge told media that the scene was “quite chaotic”.
“Obviously it was a scene of carnage,” she said. “There were a number of distressed and overwhelmed children and teachers at the scene of a horrible accident. There was obviously pandemonium.”
It is believed that the car left the road and crashed into the classroom at approximately 9:45am. 9 News reports that there were approximately 24 children in the classroom at the time of the crash,
The female driver, aged 52, has been taken to hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine tests. She is reportedly not injured.
A crime scene has been set up and police are at the scene.