Emergency services rush to crash between car and lorry on busy road

Traffic was delayed in the area and buses were diverted as emergency services responded to the crash.

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One person is in hospital after a car and a lorry were involved in a collision on a busy Edinburgh road on Thursday.

Shortly before 12pm on July 20, emergency services, including police, fire and the ambulance service, rushed to the crash on Queensferry Road near Barnton following a report of the crash.

One person was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance as a result of the crash.

At the time, Lothian Buses updated customers to advise of diversions and disruptions.

Following the crash, buses were unable to serve Queensferry Road and were diverted to  Quality Street, Cramond Road South, Gamekeepers Road and Whitehouse Road.

The buses have since resumed normal routes.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 11.50am on Thursday, July 20, we were called to a report of a crash involving a car and a lorry on Queensferry Road, Edinburgh.

“Emergency services are at the scene.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.56am on Thursday, July 20, to reports of a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car on Queensferry Road, Edinburgh.

“Operations control mobilised three fire appliances as well as specialist resources to the scene where firefighters extricated one casualty from their car before handing them in to the care of paramedics.

“Crews left at 12.47pm after ensuring the area had been made safe.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 11:56am today to attend a RTC on Queensferry Road, Edinburgh.

“We dispatched an ambulance to the scene and one patient was transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

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