Photos from the scene of a crash last night near Ogmore where 10 people were taken to hospital.
Photos from the scene of a crash last night near Ogmore where 10 people were taken to hospital. WIN NEWS CQ

Passengers of crashed Greyhound praise bus driver

UPDATE 3.44PM: GREYHOUND Australia has released a statement regarding the collision of one of their buses and a truck on the Bruce Highway at Ogmore, north of Rockhampton at approximately 1.45am. 

The statement reports the eight passengers and the bus driver taken to Rockhampton Hospital are fortunately all  alive and well. 

The company stated the safety of their passengers and staff underpin their "company heritage and future", and in any situations like this in the future, it is the first thing they care about. 

Greyhound Australia spokesperson Michael Leard said the company's focus has been "first and foremost ensuring the health and well-being of all involved".

"We travel over 16 million kilometers and carry over 800,000 passengers annually and take great pride in delivering them safely to their destinations," Mr Leard said. 

"We are working with authorities to help them confirm the details of the accident, however all reports at this time indicate the actions and professionalism of our driver were key in mitigating the severity of the incident.

"We have also received confirmation from passengers involved, expressing appreciation for the driver's handling of the situation."

UPDATE 1.16pm: THE Greyhound bus that was involved in a collision with a truck on the Bruce Hwy has been towed to Gracemere for repairs.

Clayton's Towing truck driver Michael Garth, 29, said when he arrived on the scene of the crash, the passengers involved had already been relocated after being checked over by an ambulance. 

"It could've been a lot worse outcome at the end of the day," Mr Garth said.

"They were very lucky. There's a few smashed windows and stuff."

The bus' rear windows were both smashed on either side, as well as the front passenger window and the driver's window.

There was also significant damage to the paneling on the right side of the bus, as well as to one wheel in particular. 

Glass could be seen strewn throughout the interior of the bus, on the floors and on the bus seats. 

UPDATE 8.55am: TWO people remain in Rockhampton Hospital after the bus they were on was side-swiped by a truck on the Bruce Hwy.

A spokesperson from the hospital said most passengers had been released but two still remained in a stable condition.

Queensland Police Service said Forensic Crash Unit were investigating the cause of the crash.

INITIAL STORY: TEN people were rushed to hospital early this morning after a serious crash between a truck and a bus on a major highway.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said crews were called out the scene of the Ogmore crash by Queensland Police Service around 1.45am.

 

Photos from the scene of a crash last night near Ogmore where 10 people were taken to hospital.
Photos from the scene of a crash last night near Ogmore where 10 people were taken to hospital. WIN NEWS CQ

The B-Double truck reportedly side-swiped a Greyhound bus just north of Marlborough.

Paramedics transported 10 people with minor injuries to Rockhampton Hospital.

More to come.