Couple 'shaken up' after bus crashes into living room

Emergency services were called to Main Street in Airth around 5.35pm on Monday.

A woman has described the moment a bus crashed into the side of her home in Falkirk while her husband slept.

Margaret Anne Faichney said she was “physically” well but shaken up following the incident on Main Street, Airth.

The couple were at home around 5.35pm on Monday when they heard a “loud bang” before the bus crashed into their living room.

Mrs Faichney said that the window in the room was taken out, and a large amount of damage has been caused to their property.

Posting on social media, she added that her husband knew the driver and was able to keep him calm until emergency services arrived.

Scottish Fire and Rescue services confirmed emergency responders were able to get passengers off the coach safely.

No one required hospital treatment as a result of the incident.

Crew members were able to stabilise the vehicle, and remained on site to ensure the building is safe.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Around 5.40pm on Monday, June 24, we were called to a road crash on Main Street, Airth where a bus had struck a house.

“Officers are assisting and a road closure has been put in place on Main Street with a local diversion in place.

“No one requires hospital treatment.”

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