Tributes for young AAA Coaches driver killed in car accident

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Tributes have been paid to a coach driver for AAA Coaches who died in a crash on the Forth Road Bridge diversion route, the Scotsman has reported.

Roy Paul, 25, was driving home in his own car after dropping off his coach at the AAA Coaches depot in East Calder last Sunday morning. He had just finished a shift driving to West Lothian from Inverness before the crash in poor weather on the A985 Kincardine to Cairneyhill road at around 7am.

Roy was taken to Forth Valley Hospital, where he died two days later. A 56-year-old man was treated for injuries at the scene.

Linda Sutherland, Manager of AAA Coaches Ltd, said: “There don’t seem to be any words that can describe the loss or anguish Roy’s family must be feeling at the moment, but what we can say is that he was a keen, happy-go-lucky gentleman who seemed to take everything in his stride.

“He was a valued member of our team and in the short time we knew him became a key member of staff.

“In the short few months he worked for us, we had numerous compliments coming in from customers that he was excellent at his job.”

Linda said tributes to Mr Paul had been flooding in from customers, other operators and fellow drivers.