Bus driver’s chilling last words to wedding guests before fatal crash

A bus driver's chilling last words to wedding party guests boarding his bus before a fatal crash have been revealed.

Survivors of the horror crash which killed 10 and injured a further 25 claim the driver boasted of the speed of the vehicle just moments before they were flipped at a roundabout.

Bus driver Brett Andrew Button had allegedly told passengers "If you think that was fast… watch this" just moments before tipping the vehicle in a move which left 10 dead near Newcastle, Australia.

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Survivors of the crash had expressed their concern at the speed of the bus, while others allegedly urged those on board to remain in their seats.

Emergency services who attended the scene of the crash found 10 mangled bodies inside the wreckage alongside 25 other guests, two of which were critically injured.

As of today (Tuesday, June 13), a total of 14 wedding guests remain in hospital, while bus driver Button was released on bail, DailyMail reported.

He was charged with 11 offences, including 10 counts of dangerous drive occasioning death.

Assistant Commissioner David Wardell claimed Button had been driving too fast in the lead up to the roundabout and that he "lost control" of the vehicle.

He said: "He lost control of that vehicle and it fell over onto its left side, onto a guardrail."

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Mr Wardell also revealed those on the bus were between the ages of 20 and 60, with a mixture of locals and those who had travelled from further afield to attend the wedding.

Attending officers were "visibly distraught" at the scene, with victim identification expected to be carried out over the next few days and weeks.

Wedding emcee Alex Tigani was on the bus also and is now recovering in hospital, describing the crash as a "war scene" and that people were covered in "other people's blood".

The bus is believed to have crashed within the first 10 minutes of what should have been a 35 minute journey to and from the wedding party.

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