Bus smashes into apartment building in Paisley as five rushed to hospital

Bus smashes into apartment building in Paisley as five rushed to hospital

GB News' Tony McGuire reports on Police Scotland's closures in Glasgow

GB News
James Saunders

By James Saunders

Published: 13/03/2024

- 15:10

Updated: 13/03/2024

- 15:56

The crash saw personnel from all three major emergency services at the scene

Five people have been hospitalised after a bus crashed into a high-rise block of flats in Paisley, Scotland, today.

Police, firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene at Hamilton Court on Calside at about 12.20pm.

It is unclear why the bus left the road, but images posted on social media show the extent of the damage to both the vehicle as well as fences surrounding the tower block.

An eyewitness said: “It must have been really frightening for the driver.

Bus crash at flats

Images posted online show the extent of the damage to the vehicle and surrounding area


“I was in my flat and heard the sirens, I didn't hear the crash. I was shocked when I came out and seen what had happened.

“A car crashed into the building a few years ago too, it's a bad bit of road,” they told BBC Scotland News.

Another resident told the BBC: “We heard the crash, looked out the window and saw the barriers had been hit, so we went down to see what we could do to help.

“The people on the bus were all a bit dazed and confused so we just tried to calm them down – I think they'll all be ok in the end.


Hamilton Court

The bus crashed into the entrance lobby to Hamilton Court on Calside


“Me and my sister jumped onto the bus through the windows to see if we could help calm people down.”

A spokesperson for operator McGill's Buses said: “This is a live incident and McGill's personnel are in attendance to establish the detail of the crash.”

GB News understands emergency services are still at the scene, while a number of roads have been cordoned off by police.

Police Scotland said enquiries were ongoing and told drivers in Paisley to avoid the area.

Hamilton Court

Bizarrely, Hamilton Court has been involved in a car accident before, in 2022


A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said three people had been brought to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, while two others were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

The spokesperson continued: “We received a call at 12.25pm to attend an incident in Calside, Paisley.

“A range of resources including ambulances, special operations response teams, a trauma team and a critical care paramedic were dispatched to the scene.”

This isn’t the first time a driver has crashed into this block of flats; in 2022, a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with road traffic offences after his car crashed into the block’s laundrette.

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