28th September 2016
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Bus damaged in collision with crane

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The damaged Leask's bus outside its depot in Lerwick. Photo@ Ryan Taylor

The damaged Leask’s bus outside its depot in Lerwick. Photo: Ryan Taylor

A crane and a bus have been involved in a collision at Gremista in Lerwick.

The Leask’s bus was left with a smashed window after the incident, which also involved a Streamline crane. It happened on a corner just outside the bus firm’s depot.

There were no passengers onboard when the afternoon crash took place, and no-one was injured as a result.
Officials from Streamline were quickly on the scene.

No passengers were on the bus when it was in collision with a Streamline crane. Photo: Ryan Taylor

No passengers were on the bus when it was in collision with a Streamline crane. Photo: Ryan Taylor

The bus operator’s Peter Leask later said the bus had not been in service at the time.

“There was nobody in the bus. The crane touched the side window and broke the window,” he said.

AboutRyan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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