Kindergarten school bus carrying kids crashes through barrier and into other vehicles

A school bus carrying nine students from Glory Kindergarten crashed through a barrier near Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School near Upper Bukit Timah Road. The incident, which happened around noon on Tuesday, saw the bus hitting two stationary vehicles and a bicycle.

School principal Mrs Helen Chua told The Straits Times that the bus driver was making his way out of the kindergarten grounds when he appeared to lose control of his vehicle, which ploughed through the fence straight ahead instead of turning right as intended.

The children on board, who are aged between four and six, along with their adult bus attendant and driver escaped with "very minor injuries" such as bruises and bumps, said Mrs Chua. "Everyone had their seat belts on so that was probably what prevented something worse from happening," she added, noting that it is the first time such an incident has happened with any of the school's transportation services.

The bus driver is understood to be a male in his late 40s with a clean driving record and an employee of one of the school's longtime bus service vendors. Police investigations are ongoing.