Cupar driver (66) dies after collision with bus

2011012 SSHC bus smash 'accident between car and bus on the Cupar - Auchtermuchty road, near to Wiseman Dairy
2011012 SSHC bus smash 'accident between car and bus on the Cupar - Auchtermuchty road, near to Wiseman Dairy
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A 66-year-old Cupar man has died after being involved in a road accident last week.

Raymond Wallace died in Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital on Saturday morning following the smash near Wiseman’s Dairy on the A91 last Tuesday afternoon.

The crash, which occurred at 1.45pm, involved a double decker bus, Mr Wallace’s blue Astra and a red Vauxhall Royal Mail van.

Mr Wallace was trapped in his vehicle and had to be cut free by Fife Fire and Rescue Service.

The driver of the Stagecoach bus was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline suffering from a broken ankle.

The pasengers on the bus and the driver of the mail van were not injured, although some were left shaken by the experience.

Fife Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the accident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Deputy head of road policing, Inspector Brenda Sinclair said: “The blue Vauxhall Astra, which had been travelling towards Cupar, collided with a double decked service bus travelling in the opposite direction.

“I would appeal to anybody who may have witnessed the collision or saw the Astra being driven prior to the accident to come forward by calling Fife Police on 0845 600 5702.”

Mr Wallace was a widower and had no children. He retired from his lifelong employment as a painter with Fife Council last year.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal in Cupar.