Several people have been hospitalised after a crash involving a bus and a garbage truck during heavy rains in Sydney's west.
Police say the garbage truck and the bus carrying 20 people collided, causing the bus to leave the road and hit a number of parked cars at Wetherill Park, in Sydney's west.
NSW Ambulance paramedics have treated 15 of the passengers at the scene for various injuries including fractures and bruising.
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Police say eight people were taken to local hospitals including Liverpool, Westmead and Fairfield.
Authorities are investigating whether the garbage truck ran a red light.
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The bus driver was trapped for a short time, before being released.
The driver of the garbage truck was uninjured. He was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result.Suggest a correction