A bus driver was rushed to hospital after she was thrown from her vehicle in a crash on Monday.
The female driver landed up lying in the garden of a house when her bus smashed through a fence after a collision with a van.
The accident happened on Arbroath Westway just after 9am.
The driver of the van, Garry Myles, 36, from Wellbank, who was travelling with his passenger Paul Reid, 36, from Trottick in Dundee, said he felt lucky to have escaped with minor injuries.
Paul was not injured in the accident.
Garry told the Tele he was driving along the road and added: “We got a dreadful fright and didn’t know where to go.
“I tried to steer away from it but we ended up colliding with the bus.
“The whole of the driver’s side of my van is completely destroyed.
“How I walked away from this with only bruising and feeling a little sore, I don’t know.”
Garry said that immediately after the crash he rushed round to try to help the bus driver.
He added: “She had been thrown out of the side of her bus and was lying on the grass in the garden. She was conscious and was very quickly attended to by paramedics.”
The owner of the house the bus crashed into, Alison McLeod, said she had just been out walking her dog.
She added: “It just happened before I arrived home.
“A neighbour helped me get the dogs inside and out of the way.
“The bus driver was still at the scene and she was being attended to by paramedics.”
PC Paul Haigh, of Police Scotland’s road traffic unit, said that the female bus driver was taken to hospital.
He said there were no passengers on board the bus when the accident happened.
A spokeswoman for Stagecoach said: “At around 9.20am, a staff shuttle bus was involved in a collision with a van in Westway, Arbroath.
“There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident. However our immediate thoughts are for the welfare of those involved, including our driver.
“Safety is our highest priority. We will assist the police with their inquiries into the incident as well as carrying out our own investigation into the circumstances.”