Crash investigators continue inquiries into fatal crash

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances of a crash that killed a pedestrian in Newcastle yesterday.

Shortly before 3.30pm (Tuesday 5 November 2019), emergency services were called to the intersection of Brunker and Mandalong Roads, Adamstown after reports a pedestrian was hit by a bus.

Emergency services arrived on scene and found a 35-year-old woman suffering critical injuries. NSW Ambulance paramedics attempted to revive the woman but sadly she passed away. The woman’s dog was also found deceased at the scene.

The driver of the school bus was not injured and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory tests.

At the time of the crash the bus was carrying 16 students from a nearby school; none of the students were hurt.

It appears the bus also crashed into five vehicles that were parked on Brunker Road after the initial impact with the pedestrian.

As Inquiries continue, crash investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to police.