Car overturns in two-vehicle crash on A720 Edinburgh City Bypass

Road closed: Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Police: Officers closed the A720 bypass while dealing with the car crash.© STV

One person has been taken to hospital after a car overturned in a collision on the Edinburgh City Bypass.

The two-vehicle crash occurred on the A720 at around 6.20am on Monday, emergency services said.

Police Scotland confirmed it was forced to shut the busy route eastbound at Lothianburn, Midlothian, as a result of the smash.

A force spokeswoman said police remained at the scene of the incident before the road reopened shortly before 8am.

Diversions via the Lothianburn slip-road were put in place by police.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it had taken one casualty in the collision to hospital after receiving reports of a car on its roof on the A720.

The extent of the person’s injuries and their condition as a result of the crash is not yet known.

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