A woman is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a teatime accident with a bus in Arbroath.
The pedestrian was struck by a double decker as she walked near the town’s bus station at around 5pm on Tuesday.
Police and ambulances raced to the scene to tend to the woman, who is thought to have sustained serious leg injuries.
She was rushed to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for emergency treatment.
Her condition is not yet known.
Shocked eye witnesses described it as a “major incident” and said at least two police cars and several ambulances had been called.
The emergency services remained on the scene for some time before the woman was taken to hospital.
Catherine Street, which leads to the bus station in the town centre, was closed and all traffic was diverted while the incident was ongoing.
A police spokeswoman confirmed: “At about 5pm police received a report of a woman being struck by a vehicle on Catherine Street, Arbroath.
“She has been taken to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, and enquires are ongoing.”