A BUS carrying students and teachers from two Lautoka schools veered off the road and ended up in a ditch in Ba on Wednesday morning.
Students and teaching staff from Jasper Williams High School and Central College in Lautoka were on their way to Natovi in a Classic Buses Limited vehicle when the incident happened along the Kings Rd near Bilolo, Ba, at 10am.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the bus was driven by a 44-year-old driver.
"One student was treated for a slight tender on the right elbow while others escaped injuries," Ms Naisoro said.
"The vehicle examiner's report revealed the cause of the accident was due to the front left spring that broke from its original position."
Classic Buses director Kalam Mohammed said the spring broke when the bus went over a tramline that ran across the road.
"We have very stringent maintenance programs for our buses and this is an isolated incident," Mr Mohammed said.
Police have urged all public service vehicle operators to be vigilant when carrying passengers, especially when they are schoolchildren.
The warning from police came in the wake of the cancellation of one public service vehicle driver's licence and the suspension of three bus drivers' licences in the Western Division two weeks ago by the LTA.