Man charged following Western General collision

Man charged following Western General collision

A man has been charged following a collision between a bus and an overhead walkway in the grounds of the Western General Hospital.

Police in Edinburgh were called to the Western General Hospital at 3.25pm on Sunday following a report that a double-decker bus had collided with a bridge.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said “Six of the seven passengers, men and women aged between 14 and 60, were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a number of injuries. Thankfully, none of the injuries were life-threatening.

“The road was reopened around 8.45pm while investigations were conducted at the scene and the vehicle was recovered.

“The 21-year-old driver has been charged with dangerous driving and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“Enquiries continue and anyone who may have witnessed this and has not yet spoken to officers is urged to contact Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit via 101, quoting incident number 2477 of 17th September.”

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