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A Toyota Coaster bus travelling west on Ewingsdale Rd, near Belongil Fields, collided with a pedestrian at around 11.30 on Saturday night. The bus ended up down an embankment, rolled on its side.

A police spokesperson told Echonetdaily that a 48 year old male was crossing the road and the driver of the bus swerved to avoid him. But he was hit by the right hand side bull bar and was thrown onto the roadway.

There were four women sitting in the front seat of the bus at the time of the accident.

Police said the bus careered off the road into a 5m ditch and rolled on its side. One passenger had her leg stuck and a second passenger stayed in the vehicle to assist her.

Brunswick Valley Rescue and paramedics extracted the two women in the bus, which required the removal of seating and the use of spine boards and stokes litter (an immobilising stretcher), hand tools, generators and lighting.

The pedestrian suffered fractured ribs, leg injuries, internal injuries bruising and lacerations. He was taken to Tweed Hospital where he is still being treated.

Two passengers were treated by ambulance paramedics for bruising. One was taken to Tweed Hospital and one to Byron Hospital. Both have since been released.


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