Woman taken to hospital after minibus crash

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A 72-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to hospital after the car she was traveling in collided with a minibus.

The crash happened at around 4pm yesterday (Thur) on the A702 near Flotterstone, Penicuik.

The woman, who was not driving the car, was checked over by ambulance staff at the scene before being taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for a “precautionary check”.

Fire crews from Penicuik and Liberton were sent to the scene but were not required to free anyone from their vehicles.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said: “We attended a road traffic collision on the A702, at the junction of Mauricewood Road about a quarter of a mile from Flotterstone.

“One female passenger of the car was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by ambulance.

“No one else was taken to hospital.”

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