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Bus driver dies after crashing into bridge in Highlands

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A bus driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a bridge in the Highlands and landed on its side.

There were nine passengers on the bus at the time of the collision,

Three of them are in a serious but stable condition, with the other passengers sustaining minor injuries.

The vehicle landed on its side after the crash on Friday. Pic: Peter Jolly/Northpix
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The vehicle landed on its side after the crash on Friday. Pic: Peter Jolly/Northpix

Emergency services were alerted to the crash southeast of Munlochy, on the Black Isle near Inverness, just after 5.40pm on Friday.

The crash involved a 37-seater service bus which was travelling from Inverness to Cromarty.

Police have said the driver of the bus was 50 years old.

Emergency Services arrived after the bus crashed with nine passengers on board
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Emergency services arrived after the bus crashed with nine passengers on board. Pic: Peter Jolly/Northpix

Sergeant Alan Henderson, of the road policing unit, Highlands and Islands division, said: “Our thoughts at this time are with those involved and their families.

“An investigation into the collision is under way and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses. In order to help establish the cause of the collision, I would urge anyone who saw the vehicle prior to the collision who has not already come forward, to do so.

“Likewise, if any motorists believe they may have dashcam footage which could assist our enquiries, I appeal for them to come forward.”

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