Police hunt Livingston hit and run driver

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POLICE are hunting a driver who smashed into a double decker bus then drove off from the scene.

The incident happened around 4.25pm on Monday, May 14, on the A71.

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following the hit and run collision in West Lothian.

A rust or gold coloured old style saloon car was travelling west having exited the Lizzie Brice roundabout when it lost control and crossed into the path of a double-decker bus and a Ford Fiesta, which were travelling east.

After colliding with both vehicles the driver made off from the scene and was last seen heading northwards along the A899 Livingston road.

The westbound carriageway of the A71 was closed for around one hour while police dealt with the incident and carried out an investigation.

Both the bus driver and the driver of the Fiesta suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

Officers are now keen to trace the motorist who left before they arrived and would urge anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

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