Collision victim is critical

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A serious road collision between a Vauxhall Zafira and a First bus left several people in hospital with serious injuries this week.

The incident happened around 10.15pm on Wednesday on the B9080 Kirkliston to Winchburgh road.

A Vauxhall Zafira was travelling south when the vehicle was involved in a head on collision with a single-decker bus operated by the First Bus company.

As a result, a 38-year-old man, who was a rear seat passenger in the car, sustained serious injury to his stomach and abdomen and is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The 58-year-old male driver of the car suffered spinal injuries and a fractured ankle, while the 34-year-old male front-seat passenger in the car suffered face and leg injuries in the accident.

All the injured were taken by ambulance to St John’s hospital, Livingston, where they were treated for their injuries.

Three passengers travelling on the bus were also taken to hospital with minor injuries, including a woman who was complaining of chest pain, but all have since been discharged.

The driver of the bus along with six other passengers were treated for various minor injuries at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

Accident investigastors attended the scene and enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone who can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward.

Police Scotland’s Road Policing Sergeant Ross Drummond said: “This incident has resulted in a number of casualties, some of whom have suffered serious injury.

“We are keen to hear from other motorists who were on the B9080 on Wednesday evening and who may have witnessed the collision take place.

“If any member of the public has any information relevant to our ongoing enquiries they are also asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.