SA: Driver Falls Asleep, Passengers Injured

A minibus driver who Fell Asleep at the wheel before it crashed into a tree in the south-east of South Australia is likely to face charges.

There were about a dozen passengers on the minibus when it Rolled And Crashed into a tree on a road about 18 kilometres from Penola, just before 5:00pm on Wednesday.

Two passengers were thrown from the minibus by the impact.

Seven people were taken to Mount Gambier Hospital, others to Penola and one was flown to Adelaide with a suspected spinal injury.

Those on the minibus were vineyard workers from Korea who were working in the Penola area.

Report by OHS News Reporter Julia Alder – Do you have an OHS News Story – Let us know

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