A bus passenger involved in a horrific crash on the A90 in Angus on Thursday said she is thankful to be unharmed.
Danielle Ashley, 23, was on the bus travelling to work in Dundee when the van collided with the Stagecoach 22 service.
The collision at about 8.10am on Thursday left the van driver, 32, dead with several people taken to hospital with “serious” injuries.
Police, fire and ambulance vehicles, including the air ambulance and trauma teams, rushed to the Petterden junction.
The bus had been travelling from Kirriemuir to Dundee city centre and had more than 20 passengers on board.
Ms Ashley, a 23-year-old pharmacy dispenser at Boots, said the ordeal was “terrifying” as a passenger at the top of the double decker bus was thrown from the top window.
She said: “We were pulling towards the junction on the dual carriageway and the next thing I seen was a van coming towards us.
“It was all a blur and it happened so quickly. At first I think everyone was in shock but a lot of us on the bus who weren’t hurt started to help by doing general first aid and checking if people were conscious.
“By the time we realised that there was someone upstairs who had fallen from the window, people from passing cars had stopped to help.
“It was absolutely terrifying to witness and I feel lucky to be unharmed but it’s devastating that a man has lost his life.
“Thankfully there was already a police car driving past on the dual carriageway so they were able to get to the injured people so quickly.”
A Stagecoach East Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm a van was in collision with one of our buses at the A90/A928 Glamis junction around 8.15am today.
“Our first thoughts are for those involved in the incident. We are supporting the police and the emergency services in any way that we can.”