Woman in hospital after being struck by lorry during rush hour

The road has reopened following the crash and anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Busy road closed at rush hour after person struck by lorry in Edinburgh STV News

A busy Edinburgh road was closed at rush hour after a pedestrian was hit by a lorry on Wednesday morning.

Emergency services were called to South Groathill Avenue in the Craigleith area of the city shortly after 7am.

The road was closed at the junction with busy Queensferry Road South and drivers have been asked to avoid the area.

A 58-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “South Groathill Avenue has re-opened following a report of a crash involving a lorry and a female pedestrian made around 7.10am on Wednesday, April 17.

“Emergency services attended and a 58-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment to serious injuries.

​”Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information or dash cam footage is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 0487 of April 17, 2024.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 7.07am hours today to attend an incident on Queensferry Road in Edinburgh.

“We dispatched one ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene. We transported one female patient to New Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

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