NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Man on trial after three died in crash with bus on A90

Accident scene
Image caption The crash happened on the A90 in March last year

A man has gone on trial accused of causing the deaths of three people after his car was involved in a collision with a bus in Aberdeenshire.

Marin Rachev, 35, denies driving dangerously while attempting to cross the A90 from the unclassified road to Drumlithie on 12 March last year.

Three passengers died in the collision. Two were thrown from the vehicle and struck by another car.

The High Court in Aberdeen heard none of the three were wearing seatbelts.

On the first day of the trial, jurors were shown video footage from the bus of the collision.

Dimitar Georgiev, 32, Zaharina Hristova, 37, and Silyan Stefanov, 42, all from Bulgaria, and who were in the rear of the vehicle, died following the crash.

The trial continues.