UPDATE @ 11.45am: The parents of two little boys have had to receive the tragic news today that their children won’t be coming home from school after they were killed by a car which slammed into their classroom at a primary school in Sydney’s west.
The horrific incident happened at a school on Boronia Road in Greenacre about 9.45am this morning.
Police confirmed the tragic news at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
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“As a result of that collision 5 kids were urgently conveyed to Westmead hospital,” A NSW Police spokesperson said.
“Tragically, two of those kids, male children, are deceased.”
Seventeen other children, all aged between nine and 11 years old, were also assessed by paramedics at the school.
The driver of the vehicle, a woman, has been taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
Investigations into the crash are ongoing.
LIVE NOW ? Police address the media after a car crashed into a school building at Greenacre this morning https://t.co/O4Q7kdcleH
— NSW Police (@nswpolice) November 7, 2017
More to come.
EARLIER @ 10.30am: Several children have been injured, some seriously, after a car crashed into a primary school in Sydney’s west.
The accident is understood to have happened at a school on Boronia Road in Greenacre about 9.45am on Tuesday.
Police say the car drove into a classroom in which children were being taught.
A crime scene has been established at the school, with police asking parents who wish to collect their children to attend the Boronia Road school entrance.
Two children are in a critical condition and have been rushed to the Westmead Children’s hospital.
Three other students, all aged between 9 and 11, have also been taken to hospital for treatment.
The female driver of the car is undergoing mandatory blood and urine tests.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 7, 2017