East Lothian school bus hit by van on its way to pick up children

The bus was hit on the way to collect Knox Academy school pupils.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

A man has been treated at the scene of a crash after a school bus was hit by a van on its way to collect pupils in an East Lothian village.

The 158 Knox Academy to Gifford bus was involved in the crash at around 7.50 am on Monday.

Read More
Bar in Edinburgh's New Town closes over Covid fears
East Lothian school bus hit by van on its way to pick up childrenEast Lothian school bus hit by van on its way to pick up children
East Lothian school bus hit by van on its way to pick up children
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The incident happened near Lennoxlove House just outside of Haddington on the B6368 road to Bolton, and the road was temporarily closed with diversions in place.

A spokesperson for AC Taxis, who operate the school buses confirmed: “Our bus was stationary when a van collided with the rear of our coach, thankfully there were no major injuries.

“There were no passengers on board, a second vehicle was dispatched and arrived 10 minutes behind schedule but on time for the start of the school day.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson added: “We received a report of a road traffic crash involving a van and a bus on the B6368 between Haddington and Bolton, around 7.50am today, 19 August.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“One man was treated at the scene and the road was reopened around 10am."

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription to support our journalism.

Subscribe to the Edinburgh Evening News online and enjoy unlimited access to trusted, fact-checked news and sport from Edinburgh and the Lothians. Visit https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.

By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Joy Yates

Editorial Director

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.