Woman charged over deaths of two children in Sydney school crash


accidentA 52-year-old woman who was driving a car that slammed into a Sydney primary school, killing two eight-year-old boys, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving.

The woman drove a Toyota Kluger into a classroom of 24 students at Banksia Road Public School about 9:45am, injuring more than 20 people.

Two boys who were critically injured in the incident later died in Westmead Children’s Hospital.

Two eight-year-old girls were also taken to Westmead in a stable condition, and one nine-year-old girl was taken in a serious condition.

The driver was uninjured and has had her licence suspended.

The crash was described as a “scene of carnage” unfolding into “pandemonium” and NSW Ambulance sent 16 vehicles to the incident.

Chaplains also attended the scene and the family members of the two students who died had received counselling.

The woman, who has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and one count of negligent driving, was granted bail and will appear at Bankstown Local Court on November 29.

Police earlier today said they believed the incident was a tragic accident and not an intentional act.