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Pensioner dies in crash between bus and car in Elgin


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Pensioner dies in crash between bus and car in Elgin

Image copyright JASPERIMAGE An 80-year-old man has died following a serious crash between a bus and a car in Moray.The collision happened on the A96 in Elgin at the junction of Morriston Road and West Road, shortly after 09:30 on Friday.The man, who was driving a blue Dacia Duster, was pronounced dead at the scene.Firefighters…

Pensioner dies in crash between bus and car in Elgin

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An 80-year-old man has died following a serious crash between a bus and a car in Moray.

The collision happened on the A96 in Elgin at the junction of Morriston Road and West Road, shortly after 09:30 on Friday.

The man, who was driving a blue Dacia Duster, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Firefighters were sent from Fochabers, Forres and Lossiemouth to free a casualty from the car.

Meanwhile, the male driver of the bus was taken to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin with minor injuries – passengers on the bus were not hurt.

Inquiries are now ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

Sgt Craig McNeill said: “Our thoughts are very much with this man’s family and friends at this time.

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“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw either vehicle before the incident or who was in the area at the time and has a dashcam, to get in touch.”

The road was closed for more than 12 hours but has since reopened.

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