Glasgow & West Scotland

Boy hurt as bus and industrial vehicle collide in Shawlands

Bus crash Image copyright Louise Andrew

An eight-year-old boy has been injured after the top deck of a bus was pierced by part of an industrial vehicle in the south side of Glasgow.

The boy, who was travelling on the double-decker, was taken to hospital but is not thought to be badly hurt.

The incident happened on Pollokshaws Road, near its junction with Kilmarnock Road, at about 10:00.

It is understood the bus driver has been reported in connection with alleged road traffic offences.

Part of the large industrial vehicle - a road milling machine used for road paving - crashed through the top front window of the bus as the vehicles collided outside the Granary pub in Shawlands.

'Report of a crash'

Police said officers were called to the scene and the road was closed while emergency services dealt with the crash.

A spokeswoman said: "At around 10:00 police received a report of a crash involving a bus and another vehicle on Pollokshaws Road at its junction with Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands.

"A 43-year-old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged road traffic offences."

A spokesman for bus operator First Glasgow said it was working closely with the emergency services, and had launched a full investigation to establish what happened.

He added: "Our thoughts are with those affected."

Extensive repaving work has been taking place in the Shawlands area.

Image copyright Louise Andrew
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