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Rugby crash girls give thanks to helpful heroes

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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Rugby crash girls give thanks to helpful heroes

MEMBERS of a women's rugby team were left shaken after their bus crashed down an embankment on the Dumfries to Moffat road on Sunday night.



The Hillhead Jordanhill Ladies team were returning to Glasgow after a Scottish Cup quarter final match in Dumfries against Stewartry Sirens.

Their vehicle left the A701 Dumfries to Moffat road on a bend at Blackacre near Parkgate.
Posting on their Twitter page early Monday morning, a spokeswoman said: “All the girls are now home in Glasgow safe and well!

“It’s fair to say the girls were a bit shaken up! Thankfully no one is seriously injured and we have all managed to walk away relatively unharmed!”

The post went on to thank everyone who arrived on the scene to help them and gave a special thanks to an unknown ‘action man’ who saved the day.

The mystery man ripped off the sun roof and helped the passengers climb out of the bus.

Special thanks were also given to rival team the Stewartry Sirens for their support, bus driver Ronnie Thornhill of Stagecoach Dumfries for a lift back to Dumfries and all his helpful passengers and Princess Kebab in Dumfries for generously offering the girls some much needed comfort food.

The spokeswoman added that all the kindness they were shown left them ‘feeling the love’ after their bad experience.




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