City cyclist trapped under wheels of bus

A CYCLIST was trapped under the wheels of a coach carrying schoolchildren in Tollcross today.

The man, who is understood to have escaped with a broken ankle, was cycling down Leven Street opposite the King's Theatre when the collision happened during today's rush hour.

Police were still interviewing witnesses at the scene this morning.

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It is believed the bike and the bus – a Kirknewton-based AAA coach carrying schoolchildren – were both travelling north towards Tollcross. Witnesses said as the bus went to turn left the bike continued straight on and the two were in collision shortly before 9am.

The fire service from nearby Tollcross lifted the coach off the driver's trapped leg with the help of air bags.

He was then taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The bike was taken away by officers as evidence. The back wheel was slightly mangled but the rest of it seemed reasonably intact.

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