11 injured in Joburg school bus accident

The accident, between a school bus and a bakkie, happened on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview.

Eleven people were injured during an accident on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, Johannesburg on 19 August 2015. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Eleven people are being treated for injuries following an accident between a school bus and bakkie on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, Johannesburg this morning.

When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived on the scene, they found four people travelling in the bakkie and seven school pupils in the school bus had sustained injuries.

At least one of the children was seriously injured.

Injured patients were treated at the scene and transported to hospital for further care.

While the cause of the crash is unclear, emergency services are on the scene to treat patients and clear the wreckage.

Netcare 911's Santi Steinmann said, "Upon assessment of all the occupants, paramedics found that four people travelling in the light utility vehicle and seven people travelling in the school bus sustained injuries, ranging from minor to serious."