Several people were injured this evening when a bus carrying
around 40 passengers rolled north of Shannon township just
While initial reports said the passengers were trapped,
police Inspector Ian Harris confirmed at 6.30pm all
passengers were off the bus.
About eight people with moderate injuries have been taken to
Palmerston North Hospital, St John communications manager
Mark Tregoweth said. Emergency services are currently at the
Inspector Harris said no other vehicles were involved, and
the cause of the crash is unknown at this stage.
In a separate incident just after 4 o'clock this afternoon, a
bus collided with a van near Otaki.The accident happened on
the corner of State Highway 1 and Riverbank Road.
The drivers of both vehicles were injured and taken to
hospital. All passengers were uninjured and transferred to
another bus to continue their journey.