Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Pensioner trapped after bus hits bridge in Edinburgh

A pensioner had to be freed from the top deck of a bus after it struck a railway bridge in Edinburgh.

The 74-year-old man suffered facial injuries in the incident, which took place on Roseburn Street just after 15:00 on Sunday.

Two fire engines and a heavy rescue vehicle were sent to the scene of the crash.

Firefighters used cutting tools to remove seats to free the trapped OAP before he was taken to hospital.

The bus driver suffered "slight shock" and the road was closed for an hour.

A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said a structural engineer was sent to check the bridge, near Murrayfield Stadium.

It is not known how many passengers were on the bus at the time of the incident.

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