Biggar bus crash injures 13 people in South Lanarkshire

Wrecked bus The coach was recovered from 20ft down the embankment

A 47-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal following a bus crash near Biggar in South Lanarkshire.

The 30-seater coach operated by Dumfries company McEwans left the A702 road at about 20:30 on Wednesday and went down an embankment.

Firefighters said it was left in a dangerous situation 20ft (6m) below the level of the road.

Of the 13 people injured, seven were taken to hospital. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

Fire appliances and their crews were assisted by specialist rescue teams in recovering the casualties.

A statement from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said: "The rapid and effective rescue operations carried out by the crews at the scene meant that all persons were removed from the bus within the hour of arrival and casualties were taken to hospital for further checkup.

"The cause of the accident is yet unknown and is being investigated by police."

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