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Pedestrian seriously injured after taxi mounts pavement

The collision happened on North Castle Street in Edinburgh City Centre on Tuesday.

Edinburgh: A pedestrian was seriously injured.
Edinburgh: A pedestrian was seriously injured.

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being struck by a taxi as it mounted a pavement.

The collision happened on North Castle Street in Edinburgh City Centre at 1pm on Tuesday.

A 59-year-old man has been left seriously injured following the incident while the 61-year-old driver and a female passenger were also taken to hospital.

Officers have closed the busy route between George Street and Queen Street.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers remain in attendance and North Castle Street is closed from George Street to Queen Street as inquiries continue to be conducted at the scene.

“Motorists are thanked for their cooperation and anyone who witnessed this, and has not yet spoken to officers, can contact Police Scotland via 101.” 


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