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Police appeal following near-miss on M5 between bus and truck - Hammondville

Friday, 02 June 2017 04:49:37 AM

***Editors note: CCTV of the incident will be uploaded to the NSW Police Facebook site.***

Police have released CCTV footage of a near miss between a bus carrying school children and a truck on the M5 at Hammondville yesterday, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

About 7.50am yesterday (Thursday 1 June 2017), a bus carrying approximately 20 school children, allegedly pulled out in front of a semi trailer on the M5 causing the driver of the truck to brake heavily and jack-knife in order to avoid a collision.

Following the incident, passing motorists flagged down the bus driver and alerted police.

Officers from Liverpool Local Area Command spoke with the bus driver, a 59-year-old man, and commenced investigations.

The truck driver has also since been identified by police.

As investigations continue, officers have released CCTV footage of the incident and are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward.