A teenage girl has died after being hit by a bus outside her school on the NSW South Coast.
The girl was hit outside the school on South Street, Ulladulla, on Wednesday about 3pm.
Police said she’s yet to be formally identified but she was a student at the school.
The bus driver was breath tested at the scene, returning a negative result. They will be taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from South Coast Police District attended and commenced inquiries, police said.
A report is also being prepared for the coroner.
Police are also seeking anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.
A NSW Department of Education spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia the girl was a student at Ulladulla High School.
“The Ulladulla High School community and the department are deeply saddened by the tragic death of one of our students this afternoon,” the spokesperson said.
“Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with the student’s family and friends at this most distressing time, and with our staff members who were first responders on the scene.
“The Department has arranged for counselling to be available at the school tomorrow and will provide ongoing extensive support for everyone impacted by this tragic event.”
Ulladulla residents shared their grief on Facebook.
One woman wrote her kids are home safe but she’s “an absolute mess”.
“This is unbearable,” another woman wrote.
Others called the news “heartbreaking” and “devastating”.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.
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