THE driver of a bus, whose vehicle was left hanging over the side of a river bank, has appeared in court.

Colin Hill, 61, has been accused of dangerous driving after the single-decker was said to have crashed through a wall and railings before plunging down an embankment and dangling precariously over the Jed Water.

A small number of passengers on board the Peter Hogg public service bus were said to have been left shaken by the incident on the morning of October 13 on the A68 in Jedburgh, and were checked over by paramedics at the scene.

Hill of Gladstone Street, Hawick, is charged with failing to control the bus by driving at excessive speed for the conditions and road lay-out.

The charge goes onto say he failed to give way to vehicles on the A68, collide with a car, railings, a wall and a road sign and drive over a grassed area towards the Jed Water.

The bus, car, wall and sign were all said to be damaged in the incident.

The case was continued without plea at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and will call again on April 18.