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Truck driver charged over school bus crash west of Melbourne



A truck driver has been charged after a school bus carrying 45 children overturned west of Melbourne yesterday, leaving some with serious injuries.

Police have charged the 49-year-old man with four counts of dangerous driving causing serious injury over the crash at Eynesbury.

The crash occurred while the children were heading home from Exford Primary School, near the intersection of Exford Road and Murphys Road.

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Seven children remain in a serious condition at the Royal Children's Hospital with "life-changing" injuries.

Royal Children's Hospital Chief Executive Officer Bernadette McDonald said the children had suffered multiple and traumatic injuries, including partial and complete amputations of arms, multiple crushed limb injuries, severe lacerations to the head and body, and head injuries.

The truck driver will appear via video link at the Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

Eynesbury is about 44km from Melbourne, near Melton, and the crash occurred near Exford Primary School.

Exford Primary School is a coeducational school for years prep to six with 279 students enrolled.

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