I was on the bus to work yesterday when we stopped at the east end of Princes Street. We’d been passing and being passed my a huge vehicle on a lowloader since Murrayfield but it had pulled past as the bus made a couple of stops.
When we got to Princes Street we had to wait at the lights, as usual. Then the lights turned green and nobody moved. This went on for 5 minutes until the driver announced there had been an accident. We were only about 3 buses behind the first bus in the queue. As we drove past we couldn’t see much, but that’s because I was on the lower floor near the door having decided to get off.
Turns out the huge vehicle on the lowloader had gouged a hole in the upper deck of the bus in front. one woman had leg injuries but thankfully that was all – these buses lose a large number of their pasengers just before reaching Princes Street. If the traffic had flowed a different way it could have been my bus that got hit, which is a scary thought.
Anyway the BBC has a more full report, with pictures, no less. Need to start carrying my camera around – need to FIND my camera.