On 25 January 2017, I wrote a blog about two bus crashes which took place in Aberdeen within the space of two days. Sadly, it has happened again. This time, the crashes took place in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The Edinburgh crash occurred on the morning of Sunday 14 May and the Aberdeen crash happened on the morning of Monday 15 May. In both instances, buses have hit pedestrians.
Tragically, the pedestrian struck by the Edinburgh bus at the junction of the city’s Quality Street and Main Street, passed away. The man hit by the double decker bus at the junction of Aberdeen’s Union Street and Holburn Street was taken to hospital for treatment.
While the circumstances of these incidents remain unknown, it is a haunting reminder that the roads we all use and rely on must be made as safe as possible. Road safety is a matter we at Thompsons take very seriously. Through our work with road safety charities such as Brake, we are always trying to make roads in Scotland safer for everyone. We have also assisted cyclists with claims against Edinburgh City Council for injuries caused by unsafe tram tracks. We want everyone who travels on Scotland’s roads to be as safe as they possibly can be.
My thoughts are with everyone affected by both of these horrific incidents. This is not my first blog on bus accidents in Scottish cities. I sincerely hope it is my last.
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Blog by Iain Corbett, Aberdeen Lawyer