The school bus which crashed into a car in Western on Monday, killing two men and injuring 16 children, had swerved to avoid a child, the bus owner said yesterday. The bus was being driven by its owner's son, Nam Wai-ho, 25. The owner said the driver had swerved to avoid a child in Hill Road, before colliding with a car whose two occupants died. Earlier, after dropping off pupils at two schools in Western, the same bus had collided with a public light bus, injuring two people. The school bus was yesterday in the traffic police pound in Quarry Bay, being inspected for possible mechanical problems. Senior Inspector Leung Chi-tim of the Hong Kong Island Traffic Unit said an initial report was expected to be completed today. Nam was released on $5,000 police bail. The family operates a small bus service with three vehicles. Nam drives one vehicle and his mother works as a nanny, taking care of young children aboard the buses. The Education Department yesterday sent a counselling team to help pupils of Chiu Sheung School and SKH St Peter's Primary School in Pokfulam, who were on the bus at the time. Mrs Yiu, mother of injured Yiu Kai-chung, six, said she was looking for a new school bus for her child. 'I was shocked when I learned the school bus was eight years old. I'm now looking for another one,' she said.