September 9th, 2009 at 11:36am
10 school children and a bus driver have been taken to Deniliquin Hospital following a collision between a school bus and a four wheel drive at about 8:40 this morning, at the corner of Blackett and Ochetyre Streets.
Police, seven ambulance crews and the fire brigade attended the scene and treated 11 people for relatively minor injuries. The ambulance service says one patient had a head injury, they’ve taken spinal precautions with another, and treated nine patients for minor injuries including abrasions, lacerations and bruising.
They are all in a stable condition.
The occupants of the four-wheel drive, believed to be a woman and four young children, were not injured or taken to hospital.
Police have seized a large amount of drugs, weapons and illegal fireworks in a series of raids in Cobram and Numurkah yesterday, putting a serious dent in the illegal drug supply in the region.
More than 150 delegates are converging on Deniliquin today for the start of the three-day Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales Water Management Conference.
Hundreds of school kids across the region got a chance to meet their AFL heroes, and heckle their AFL opponents, when over half a dozen AFL players came through the area yesterday for footy clinics as part of the Toyota Aurion V6 All Star Tour Bus program.
Cattle graziers who formerly grazed their cattle in the Barmah Forest are being offered financial assistance and free professional advice by the Victorian government, now that grazing in the forest has been banned.
Organisers of the Deni Ute Muster are trying to set two world records this year.
And the Port of Echuca have announced that the annual Celebration Of Steam, showcasing 100 years of steam-powered transport, will be held on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of October.
The lineup for this weekend’s Murray Football and Netball finals has been announced. It all takes place in Finley on Saturday from 9am.
In the footy, Barooga Verse Tongala in the reserves, and Barooga Verse Moama in the Seniors, whilst in the Netball, Numurkah verse Tocumwal in A Grade and Congupna verse Numurkah in B grade.
And finally, in last week’s golfing action at the Tocumwal Golf Club, Marg Lemsing, Edna Lloyd, Anne Brown and Gwenda Walsh won the ladies drop-out ambrose. Phil Dungan was the A grade men’s winner, and Pam Brierly was the ladies winner in the Legacy Charity Day stableford. And in Saturday’s medley stableford, Edna Lloyd was the ladies A grade winner, while Geo Martin took out A grade for the men.
Note: Before anybody has a go at me for contradicting the police press release about the bus/car crash, the ambulance press release is the one I’m using for numbers as it is much more detailed and was issued locally, not through the Sydney Media Centre…and nobody in the local police is authorised to speak about the issue.
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