Holiday makers to sue tour company after coach crash

Woman looking out of window

Injured holidaymakers are suing a tour company after the coach they were travelling in veered off the road and crashed into a fence.

It is believed that around 60 tourists were on the single-decker travelling from Inverurie to Loch Lomond in Scotland.

However, shortly after picking up more passengers in Stonehaven, the coach came off the road and almost toppled on its side leaving a number of people injured.

It is thought trapped passengers were only freed after passing workmen unjammed the doors and passed them into the care of emergency service workers.

A civil action on driver negligence is now being investigated by Digby Brown Solicitors against coach operators Glenton Holidays with potentially dozens more tourists expected to step forward.

Lisa Gregory, Partner at Digby Brown and Head of the Aberdeen office, said: "This coach trip was meant to be the start of an enjoyable holiday for those travelling but instead it turned into a disaster with potentially dozens of tourists sustaining injuries.

"Going by the nature of injuries combined with information from witness and victim reports, driver negligence is understood to be the cause of this traumatic experience and this will be investigated further.

"Due to the high number of passengers I would expect more victims to step forward and, when they do, it will assist in securing a positive outcome for civil action."

This was also reported by The Highland Times.