St Andrews crash: Police NOT treating incident as suspicious – sources

Police are not treating today’s crash in St Andrews as a suspicious incident, the Tele understands.

At 11.45am, a car mounted the pavement outside Bonkers gift shop on the corner of Market Street and Church Street and collided with a group of pedestrians.

Four people have been taken to Ninewells Hospital, one with minor injuries and the other with neck and back complaints. None of the injuries are immediately life-threatening.

It is understood that there is no suggestion that the driver acted deliberately in the incident.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said:  “Police in Fife were called to Church Street, St Andrews, when a following a road traffic collision.

“The incident happened around 11.45am on Friday, January 12, when a Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision.

“Police and emergency services attended and four pedestrians were taken to hospital for minor injuries.

“A man will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.  Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Fife’s Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 1074 of January 12.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1145 hours today to attend an incident on Church Street in St Andrews.

“We dispatched three ambulances and a paramedic response unit to the scene.

“Four patients were taken to Ninewells Hospital.”

Three ambulances were on the scene and the area was closed to traffic after the incident. At least 15 police officers were present.


Stagecoach said buses would be missing out the town centre and would be diverted via North Street for the time being.

Four injured as car mounts pavement in St Andrews