Statement from the Department of Defence - ADFA cadets in bus crash - 21 November 2015
21 November 2015
Just after 10am today, a Department of Defence bus carrying Australian Defence Force Academy officer cadets and midshipmen was involved in an accident on Sandy Point Road, south of Goulburn, in Southern New South Wales.
The bus was carrying 50 people, returning to ADFA from a military training exercise. At this stage, 30 people are being treated for a range of injuries, with one suffering very serious injuries and four with serious injuries.
Injured personnel have been transported by air and road to civilian and military hospitals in the region.
For privacy reasons, Defence will not release further information regarding injured personnel.
ADFA’s priority is the welfare of the officer cadets, midshipmen, and their families. Defence is providing support and assistance.
ADFA has briefed other officer cadets and midshipmen at the Academy, and is providing counselling.
We would like to acknowledge the swift response of NSW Police and emergency services to this accident, other people who assisted at the scene and hospital staff who are caring for our people.
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