A bus mechanic is in a coma after being struck by a runaway double decker at a depot in Edinburgh.

Ronnie McGhie was attempting to prevent two vehicles from smashing into each other at Lothian Buses' Annandale Street headquarters when he was crushed under the wheels of the ten-ton bus on Saturday evening, the transport company confirmed.

Mr McGhie, whose role involves moving, cleaning and refuelling the buses, reportedly attempted to intrevene after seeing the vehicle rolling towards another in the depot shortly after he left the bus.

However, he suffered multiple serious injuries as he tried to get between the two vehicles and is now said to be 'fighting for his life' in hospital.

A report has since been sent to the Health and Safety Executive.

A spokeswoman for the bus company said: "We can confirm that a member of our team was involved in an incident within our Central garage on Saturday evening.

"Our thoughts are with our employee and his family at this difficult time."

Police Scotland also attended the incident.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received a call at 19:57 on Saturday to treat a patient at the Lothian bus depot in Edinburgh.

"We dispatched an ambulance and a rapid response unit to the scene and transported a male patient in his 50s to the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh."