Ill pensioner crashes into bus


By Kirsty Topping

AN elderly driver has been taken to hospital after taking ill at the wheel and crashing into a bus.

Police believe the pensioner’s health caused him to career into the path of the bus on the outskirts of Cupar in Fife.

The bus left the road and came to a rest in a nearby field, but police confirmed that the passengers were all unhurt.

The accident occurred at around 1.45 this afternoon (Tues) and a man in his 60s was taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee where his condition is thought to be critical but stable.

The bus driver was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline suffering from minor injuries to his foot.

A third vehicle, a red Vauxhall van, was hit by debris from the crash but the driver was uninjured.

A police spokesman said:

“We were called to attend the crash on the A91 Cupar Road. There is maybe the suggestion that the driver was taken poorly at the wheel. “

Fire crews also attended the scene to remove the man from his blue car.

The road, near the Melville Lodges roundabout outside Cupar, was closed to traffic while police carried out investigations.

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