There are calls for students to take care during end-of-term celebrations, after a young woman was hit by a bus on the NSW Central Coast.
About 6.25pm on Friday, a group of up to eight people ran out in front of traffic, including the passenger bus, on Wyong Road at Tumbi Umbi.
The bus was in a bus lane, travelling east, about 300 metres past the intersection with Beckingham Road when it hit the 18-year-old woman.
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The 69-year-old male driver immediately stopped the bus and rendered first aid to the woman who had suffered serious head and spinal injuries but was conscious.
She was treated by Ambulance paramedics and airlifted to Westmead Hospital for treatment.
Police arrived and carried out a breath test on the driver, with a negative result.
Heavy vehicle examiners confirmed the bus was in good working order.
Police have been told that the woman was part of a year 12 ‘fridge to fridge’ event.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Police.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.