Family pay tribute to 'joyful' student killed in Edinburgh Bypass crash

Michael Greens, 25, died after he was struck by a car on the A720 on Saturday morning.

Family pay tribute to student Michael Greens, 25, after death in fatal Edinburgh road crash Police Scotland

The family of student who died in after being struck by a car at Edinburgh City Bypass have described him as “a joy to be around” in an emotional tribute.

Michael Greens died after he was struck by a BMW 3 Series in the early hours of Saturday morning on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass.

The 39-year-old driver of the car involved in the incident was uninjured.

The road was shut by officers until around 12.40pm as investigations were carried out.

On Tuesday, police confirmed the identity of the 25-year-old as his family described him as “an extremely sharp and intelligent man”.

In a statement released through Police Scotland, his family said: “Michael was an extremely sharp and intelligent man, who would astound and entertain us with his wit and knowledge.  

“He was a student of science and history, with a passion for fitness and historical re-enactment.

“A joy to be around, he touched the hearts of those who knew him.  

“He will be sorely missed by parents, Billy and Sadie, and brother, Daniel.”

Sergeant Barry Sommerville of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts are with the Michael’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“Our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances and I would ask anyone with information which could help to get in touch.

“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage which could help our investigation.

“Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference 0714 of Saturday, September 3.”

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