Three children are in hospital after their school transport van rolled in Waihi about 3.30pm this afternoon.
Waihi Police sergeant Dave Litton said the van rolled after colliding with a car at an intersection in a suburban 50km/h zone.
The children - who have special needs - and car driver were taken to Thames Hospital for observation. It was thought their injuries were minor.
"It was obviously an upsetting time for the three kids,'' said Mr Litton.
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The incident comes a day after a 5-year-old boy was killed after being knocked down by his school bus in the West Coast community of Hector.