A young man has been seriously injured after being hit by a taxi in Edinburgh.
The 22-year-old pedestrian was rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary shortly after midnight on Sunday for medical assistance.
The incident took place on the capital’s Old Dalkeith Road near to the junction with Ferniehill Drive.
A male doctor who was passing at the time stopped to administer medical treatment before ambulance staff arrived.
The road was closed for four hours to allow police investigators to carry out their enquiries.
The young man is in a critical condition in hospital.
A police spokesman said: "We are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and are keen to hear from anyone who can assist with our enquiries.
"Motorists or pedestrians who remember seeing the man before the collision are asked to contact police immediately.
"We would also ask for the doctor who originally administered medical treatment to come forward and speak with officers."
Lothian and Borders Police is appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 0131 311 3131 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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