A truck driver had to be freed from his vehicle after a collision with a school bus in the Bay of Plenty this morning.
The driver was reported to be in a serious condition after the crash with the bus which was full of students at the time.
The accident occurred at Te Matai near Te Puke.
Only three pupils received minor bumps and cuts, police said.
Diversions were put in place after the crash but these have since been removed and emergency services have left the scene.
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