Hero driver who rescued passenger from runaway bus receives accolade
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.