A school bus and a car have collided at Welcome Bay in the
Bay of Plenty.
The crash happened about 7.50am near the intersection of
Welcome Bay Rd and Esmeralda St.
Three people were injured in the crash, and would be taken to
Tauranga Hospital, St John ambulance said.
Their injuries are said to be moderate.
All three are believed to have been travelling in the car at
the time of the collision.
The bus is thought to have been empty, except for the driver,
who was not injured.
A witness who lives nearby said the area of Welcome Bay Rd
close to Esmeralda Drive was bad for sunstrike in the morning
and the car appeared to have hit the right rear end of the
Traffic was down to one lane and badly backed up with no
diversions in place yet, he said.