Truck and school bus collide in north Auckland

The bus had not yet picked up any school children and was empty other than the driver.
MARION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ

The bus had not yet picked up any school children and was empty other than the driver.

A school bus driver is injured after the bus he was driving collided with a truck on a school route in Auckland's north on Thursday morning.

The bus had not yet picked up any school children and was empty other than the driver. 

Police said the crash occurred at 7.20am along SH1 in Wellsford.

"There were no passengers on the bus, the driver has moderate injuries and the truck driver isn't injured," police said.

"SH1 is open but is down to one lane and traffic is being diverted at the scene."

NZTA is advising motorists to expect delays along SH1. 

Emergency services are on the scene.

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