Man killed as cherry-picker collides with bus

Police were called to two accidents involving cherry-pickers and buses within 12 hours
Police were called to two accidents involving cherry-pickers and buses within 12 hours
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A man has died following a collision between a cherry-picker and a bus - the second incident involving such vehicles in 12 hours.

Police were called to a report of a crash in Balkerach Street, Doune, near Stirling, at around 10:25am on Thursday.

The 26-year-old man in the cherry-picker bucket suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Inquiries into the full circumstances of the collision are ongoing and the Health and Safety Executive have been notified.”

The crash came just 12 hours after a man was taken to hospital following a collision between a cherry-picker and a bus in Glasgow.

The incident in George Square happened at around 10:20pm on Wednesday.

It is understood the cherry-picker toppled over through a bus stop and came to rest on the bus.

A man who was in the aerial platform suffered minor injuries and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment.