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Bus driver injured after coach leaves road in Aberdeenshire

Bus crash on A96 between Huntly and Cairnie Image copyright Jasper Image

A bus driver was airlifted to hospital after his coach came off the road and crashed in Aberdeenshire.

The accident happened on the A96 between Huntly and Cairnie at about 19.30 on Sunday.

No passengers were on board the bus, operated by RS Coaches, at the time of the incident.

The 60-year-old driver was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. His injuries were later described as not being serious.

The A96 was initially closed in both directions but reopened early on Monday morning.

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