Highlands crash kills Stagecoach driver

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A Stagecoach driver has been killed in an accident in the Scottish Highlands.

Fifty-year-old Mohamed Chache was driving the bus from Inverness to Cromarty on route 26C when the vehicle collided with Littlemill Bridge on the B9161, the Daily Record reported.

The bus rested on its side after the impact.

Nine passengers were onboard at the time, six of whom were taken to nearby Raigmore Hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Three remain in serious but stable condition, the paper reports, with the others sustaining only minor injuries.

A Stagecoach spokesman said: “The thoughts of everyone at Stagecoach are with the family and friends of our driver, as well as the passengers who were injured in the accident.

“Our driver was a popular member of staff at our Inverness depot and had been with the company for around 12 years.

“We are providing support to his family and work colleagues, and we are continuing to help the police with their investigation into the cause of the accident.

“We would also like to thank another driver from the Inverness depot who spotted the accident as he was driving another service to Inverness and gave assistance at the scene.”

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