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Drivers hurt in buses crash

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By Christie Breen
Drivers hurt in buses crash

TWO bus drivers were taken to hospital following a head on collision in Lockerbie on Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicles, both from Houstons Coaches, crashed in Alexandria Drive at about 3.15 pm.

They were the 382 Lockerbie to Gretna service and a school contracted bus, however no passengers were on either bus at the time of the collision.

Police, fire and ambulance crews rushed to the scene, while dozens of onlookers also gathered to witness the aftermath and the rescue operation.

The exact circumstances of the crash are still unknown but a Police Scotland spokesperson yesterday said: “​Around 3.15pm, two buses were travelling in opposite directions on Alexandria Drive when they collided.

“​Both male drivers, aged 41 and 73 years, were taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The 73-year-old man has since been transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.”

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone who has captured the incident on CCTV or dash-cam.

​Anyone with information should contact police via telephone number 101, quoting incident number 2290 of 9 May 2023.

Following the incident Houston’s Coaches cancelled the 6.45 am 382 service from Lockerbie to Gretna and the 8.50 am returning service from Gretna on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, an emergency road closure was also put in place in the area overnight on Tuesday as a result of the incident.

Houston’s Coaches declined comment.


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