Driver Charged Over Greenacre School Car Crash

The Scene outside Banksia road Public school in Greenacre where a car has crashed through a classroom injuring at least 4 children. Source Canterbury Bankstown Express

Driver Charged Over Greenacre School Car Crash

Two children have died after a vehicle crashed into a southwest Sydney primary school.

Local MP and former principal at a nearby high school, Jihad Dib, said it was a good move to re-open the school.

As he did so, he could hear another injured boy lying nearby calling for his mother.

He told the Sydney Daily Telegraph: "Three of us lifted it and one of the blokes grabbed him out from underneath".

"He had a big gash in his head".

Two eight-year-old boys died yesterday after a Toyota Kluger smashed through a weatherboard classroom at the school.

Witnesses who rushed to the scene after hearing the commotion told the ABC there was blood and debris everywhere and children screaming and crying.

The youngster was one of two eight-year-old schoolboys who died after the auto careered into a classroom at Banksia Road Primary School in Greenacre, New South Wales at 9.45am on Tuesday.

Two eight-year-old boys were critically injured in the incident, and later died in hospital.

A man breaks down after hearing two children died at a school in Greenacre, in Sydney's west.

He said: 'I broke down and thought I could have done more'. Mariam's mother Khadige Issmail was at Bankstown when she heard the news.

The auto smashed straight through the classroom. Police said the driver was a local woman, but it was too early to say whether she had any relationship with the school.

Students, parents and friends gathered outside the school yesterday evening and this morning to mourn the loss of the two boys, placing flowers and messages by the school fence.

"It was a hard moment, we all left our jobs and rushed here", Mr Tayba said.

Seventeen children and a female teacher were assessed on the ground by paramedics.

"Apparently I think she (the driver) drove in there and instead of maybe pressing the brake, she might have hit the accelerator but for me there should be no cars in the school".

"It is an active crash investigation".

The licence of the 52-year-old woman driver was suspended and she was charged with two counts of risky driving causing death and with negligent driving.

Parents rushed from across the city to the school after news of the crash was reported on Sydney TV and radio stations.

Police are asking parents who wish to collect their children to attend the Boronia Road school entrance.

Two of the children were listed in a critical condition and a third had serious leg injuries, the spokesperson said.

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