Hero driver who res­cued pas­sen­ger from run­away bus re­ceives ac­co­lade

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By ALAS­TAIR DAL­TON

A hero bus driver who saved a pas­sen­ger trapped in a run­away bus has won the front­line em­ployee of the year ac­co­lade at the Scot­tish Trans­port Awards.

Cameron Dy­che, 19, had been driv­ing for just two months when he spot­ted the man fran­ti­cally bang­ing on the bus’s wind­screen while its driver lay col­lapsed at the wheel.

The First Aberdeen driver man­aged to get into the Stage­coach sin­gle decker through the emer­gency exit and pull on the hand­brake be­fore it 0 Cameron Dy­che won front­line em­ployee of the year crashed into a gas main in the Bal­na­gask area of the city.

Mr Dy­che was one of eight peo­ple nom­i­nated for the award for his quick think­ing last Hog­manay, as re­vealed by Scot­land on Sunday.

The driver died later in hos­pi­tal, but the pas­sen­ger es­caped in­jury.

Other awards pre­sented at a cer­e­mony in Glas­gow last night in­cluded to Ed­in­burgh­based Loth­ian Buses as pub­lic trans­port op­er­a­tor of the year, while Ed­in­burgh was named air­port of the year.

The Queens­ferry Cross­ing won a spe­cial award for “out­stand­ing trans­port project in a gen­er­a­tion”, pre­sented to the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s Trans­port Scot­land agency and the Forth Cross­ing Bridge Con­struc­tors con­sor­tium.

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