Appeal after serious bus and car crash

One person from the car was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Gareth Easton

One person from the car was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Gareth Easton

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road crash involving a packed bus left a number of people injured on the B9080

The incident happened around 10.15pm last night on the Kirkliston to Winchburgh road, Edinburgh.

A Vauxhall Zafira was travelling south when the vehicle was involved in a head on collision with a single-decker First bus.

As a result, a 38-year-old man, who was a rear seat passenger in the car, sustained serious injury to his stomach and abdomen and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The 58-year-old male driver of the car suffered spinal injuries and a fractured ankle, and the 34-year-old male front-seat passenger in the car suffered face and leg injuries. Both were treated in hospital.

Three passengers on the bus were also taken to hospital with minor injuries, including a woman who was complaining of chest pain, but all have since been discharged. The driver and six other passengers were treated for various minor injuries.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone who can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward.

Road Policing Sergeant Ross Drummond said: “This incident has resulted in a number of casualties, some of whom have suffered serious injury.

“We are keen to hear from other motorists who were on the B9080 on Wednesday night and who may have witnessed the collision take place.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to our ongoing enquiries is also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

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