A bus crashed into a cottage after a collision with a car at West Barns near Dunbar, leaving seven people injured on Wednesday.
The emergency services raced to Edinburgh Road after the alert was raised around 10.15am.
Fire crews were immediately mobilised from East Linton, North Berwick, Haddington and Dalkeith along with the Urban Search and Rescue vehicle from Newcraighall.
On arrival crews found a Vauxhall Antara car in the middle of the road with two casualties - a 65-year-old man and 65-year-old woman, suffering from possible chest injuries.
The bus veered into a single storey detached cottage which was unoccupied and under renovation.
Four casualties were removed from the bus, which was run by Eve’s Coaches, and firefighters worked with hydraulic cutting gear to free the driver who was trapped. The injured were helped at the scene by nurses from Belhaven Hospital and ambulance personnel. Seven people suffered various injuries and were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Road Policing Officers closed the road while they conducted an investigation and fire and ambulance service were also in attendance.
Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing any anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward
Road Policing Inspector Andy Amour said: “This has caused significant disruption in the area and we are awaiting further confirmation as to the nature of the injuries sustained by those involved.
“Our enquiries into exactly what happened are continuing and we are keen to speak with other motorists or members of the public who were in Edinburgh Road and witnessed the collision
“Similarly, anyone with any further information relevant to this incident is also asked to contact police immediately.”
Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.