Metal barrier stops bus from crashing into Jed river

RTC Duck row Jedburgh
RTC Duck row Jedburgh

A bus carrying a “small number of passengers” could have been in the Jed Water this morning, if it were not for a metal barrier.

The bus, carrying Peter Hogg livery, left the A68 main road at aroudn 9.45am. It crossed a grassy area, before going over a wall overlooking the river by Duck Row bridge, and was stopped by a barrier.

Jedburgh RTC Duck row

Jedburgh RTC Duck row

Police said no-one was injured in the incident, although “a small number of passengers were left shaken and were checked over by paramedics at the scene”.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “The road was closed for around an hour while the vehicle was safely removed.”

Reader Bill McBurnie told us he came across the bus when walking his dog, and sent us this photograph.

Investigations are ongoing to determine what caused the bus to leave the road.