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Cobbitty, Sydney: Bus driver charged after teen boy killed in crash

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A bus driver has been charged over a fatal crash that killed a 14-year-old boy.

Emergency services were called to Macarthur Anglican School at Cobbitty in Sydney’s southwest at about 2.50pm on Wednesday where they found the boy critically injured.

The teenage boy was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition but later died.

In a statement the school said the bus lost control as it moved out of a bus bay and mounted the kerb.

The 54-year-old female bus driver was taken to hospital for mandatory testing, NSW Police said.

Penina Lopesi was arrested at Liverpool Hospital at 8.30pm on Wednesday and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, driving in a dangerous manner and negligent driving occasioning death.

Her licence has also been suspended.

The woman was refused bail and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday.

The school’s headmaster David Nockles said in a statement that a team of counsellors had been brought in to assist the grief-stricken students and staff.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the boy’s family, including his brother in year 11, as they deal with unimaginable grief and heartache,” Dr Nockles said.

“The school appreciates the tangible support for our school community as we work through this terrible shock and loss to the wider Macarthur community.”

Police said in a statement: “Officers from Camden Police Area Command and the crash investigation unit have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.”

The incident unfolded at school pick-up time, leaving parents and students in shock.

“The incident required considerable police and ambulance presence, including a helicopter,” Dr Nockles said.

“Many students, parents and staff witnessed the accident, so I would encourage you to speak with your children and if needed provide support for them.”

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