Driver Charged Over Greenacre School Car Crash

Two children died.

Driver Charged Over Greenacre School Car Crash

The driver of the car that crashed into a school in Sydney's south-west has been charged by police.

The incident happened at 9.45am this morning, with two eight-year-old boys dying as a result of their injuries from the crash at Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre.

The 52-year-old woman behind the wheel crashed into a demountable classroom that was occupied by a class of 24 children and a teacher.

Many of the children at the scene were treated for injuries.

Police have confirmed to Triple M that the driver has been charged with two counts of 'dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous' and 'negligent driving (occasioning death)'.

Her licence has also been suspended.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday, November 29.

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A woman has been charged with dangerous driving after two boys died and several children were injured after a car crashed into a school at Greenacre today. Just before 9.45am (Tuesday 7 November 2017), emergency services were called to the school on Boronia Road, after a Toyota Kluger crashed into a classroom where children were being taught. There were 24 children in the class room at the time with 17 children and one female teacher treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics. Two boys, aged eight, were critically injured. They were taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital where they were pronounced deceased. Two eight-year-old girls were taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a stable condition, and one nine-year-old girl was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital in a serious condition. Officers from Bankstown Local Area Command and the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and established a crime scene. The driver, a 52-year-old woman, was uninjured. She was taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests before returning to Bankstown Police Station. She has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning death). Her licence has been suspended. The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

- NSW Police statement

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