School bus crash students saved by seatbelts
UPDATE: Emergency services were kept busy when two school buses and a motorcyclist were involved in three separate crashes in a 40 minute period.
Paramedics took three school students and a bus driver to Toowoomba Hospital after a car and bus collided at the intersection of Curzon and Arthur Sts about 7.50am.
The students, aged between 12 and 15 years, sustained only minor injuries.
Another school bus was then involved in a crash with a cow on a country road, north of Toowoomba.
Crows Nest police officer-in-charge Sergeant Greg Dawes said the school bus was heading east on Pechey Forestry Rd about 8.20am when the collision occurred.
"It has rounded a right-hand bend and a cow has come from the scrub on the left-hand side of the road and run into the buses path," Sgt Dawes said.
He said none of the Crows Nest school children on board were injured and the woman driving the bus was treated for shock.
The cow was killed.
"The bus driver's message was all the kids were wearing seatbelts at the time and that has probably saved them from injury or worse."
A crash between a motorbike and a car at the intersection of Mort and Norwood Sts was the next incident to draw paramedic's attention.
Crews were called to the Mort Estate scene at 8.30am.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the male motorcycle rider sustained leg fractures in the crash and was taken to Toowoomba Hospital.
UPDATE: Three school students have been taken to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries after a collision between a bus and car.
The incident occured at the intersection of Curzon and Arthur Sts, East Toowoomba, about 7.50am.
The students, aged between 12-15, were taken to hospital by ambulance with only minor injuries.
The school bus driver was also taken to hospital.
Emergency services are currently working to remove the bus.
8AM: A car and school bus packed with students have collided in East Toowoomba this morning.
Several student were treated for minor injuries after the incident which took place at the intersection of Curzon and Arthur Sts.
It was first reported to emergency services at 7.50am.
Police, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics remain at the scene.