Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Passenger who dies as Edinburgh bus avoided collision named

May Porter Image copyright POLICE SCOTLAND
Image caption May Porter's family said she brought "joy and happiness" to "everyone on a daily basis"

An 86-year-old bus passenger who died after the vehicle's driver braked sharply to avoid a car has been named by police.

May Porter died as a result of injuries she suffered while travelling on a 35 Lothian bus in Edinburgh on Friday.

Her husband, Bob, also 86, and another woman in her 30s, were hurt in the incident.

In a statement, Mrs Porter's family said it "breaks our heart to have lost her in such awful circumstances".

Police said the accident happened after the bus driver took "evasive action" to avoid a car, thought to have been a Q3 or Q5 white Audi.

Mrs Porter was taken to hospital but died as a result of the her injuries on Saturday.

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Image caption The incident took place on Stenhouse Road in Edinburgh

In a statement, issued by Police Scotland, her family said: "May was a much loved wife, mother, nana and great nana to all the family and it breaks our hearts to have lost her in such awful circumstances. We will lovingly remember her for the joy and happiness that she brought to everyone on a daily basis.

"May was looking forward to several important upcoming family events including her granddaughter's wedding and the birth of her newest great-grandchild.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the all the NHS staff of the ERI's Acute Medical Unit who supported May and the family during her short time in the hospital and also the police for their hard work and support they have given over the past few days.

"We ask that out privacy is respected whilst we grieve and continue to provide support to May's devoted husband Bob who was also injured in the accident and is still currently in hospital."

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