American doctor dies after being hit by van on Edinburgh street

Dr William Noel, from Philadelphia, died in hospital on Monday after being knocked down on April 10.

American doctor William Noel dies after being hit by van on Edinburgh’s Trinity Crescent STV News

An American doctor has died in Edinburgh after being struck by a van on a street.

Emergency services were called to Trinity Crescent around 5.50pm on Wednesday, April 10, after a 58-year-old man was struck by a white Citroen Relay van.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he died on Monday evening as a result of his injuries.

The man has since been identified as Doctor William Noel from Philadelphia.

The driver of the van, a 40-year-old man, was arrested in connection with the incident. He has since been released pending further enquiries.

Police Scotland had previously appealed for a female nurse who came to Dr Noel’s aid to come forward.

She has since been identified and assisted with enquiries, which remain ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 2772 of April 10.

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