Boy, 3, dies after being hit by car that mounted pavement

The child died in hospital following the incident in Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon.

Boy, 3, dies after being hit by car that mounted pavement

A three-year-old has died after being hit by a car that mounted a pavement in Edinburgh and careered into a shop.

The child was outside a charity shop on Morningside Road when the incident took place at around 2.30pm on Tuesday.

A 37-year-old woman was also injured after being hit by the red Kia car that crashed into St Columba’s Hospice shop.

Both the injured pedestrians were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police later confirmed the child’s death as they appealed for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh Road Policing Unit  said: “The heartfelt thoughts of my colleagues and I remain with the families involved in this absolutely tragic incident.

“We are providing support to the family and I would ask that the privacy of those involved are respected at this time. 

“Our enquiries will continue to establish the full circumstances of the collision. I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam or CCTV footage and who has so far not spoken to the Police to contact us on 101.”