Seven children, baby injured in Hay crash: police

POLICE say a 17-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the mini bus involved in a serious crash near Hay on Friday. 

Seven children and a baby were hospitalised as a result.

The white Toyota Hiace was travelling east on the Sturt Highway about 12.30pm when it allegedly crossed to wrong side of the road and collided with a B-Double 15km west of the town.

Earlier report: Sturt Highway closed after truck, car crash near Hay

The 17-year-old female driver of the Hiace and seven occupants – aged 15, 12, nine, six, four, two and six months – were all taken to hospital.

It is believed they are all family members from Victoria.

The 17-year-old was taken to St George Hospital, where she is in a stable condition.

An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman told The Daily Advertiser on Friday that the teenager was trapped in the vehicle for about two hours.

She was treated for a suspected fracture to her leg.

The four-year-old and 12-year-old were transported to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The others were taken to Westmead Hospital, where they all remain in a stable condition except for the baby, who is in a serious but stable condition.

Police from the Deniliquin Local Area Command are investigating the crash.

The 47-year-old male driver of the B-Double was not injured.

Investigations are continuing.

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