Man fighting for life after being hit by van as driver arrested

A 59-year-old man remains in critical condition following the collision in Edinburgh.

Man fighting for life after being hit by van in Edinburgh as driver arrested STV News

A driver has been arrested and a pedestrian is fighting for his life after he was hit by a van in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to Trinity Crescent just before 6pm on Wednesday after a collision involving a Citroen Relay and a man.

The 59-year-old pedestrian was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where his condition is described as critical.

The driver of the van, a 40-year-old man, was arrested and released pending further enquiries.

Police and ambulance services are in attendance at the scene.STV News

The road was closed for around six hours to allow for investigations to take place.

Sergeant Jen Niven said: “Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing and we would like to ask anyone that was in the area at the time who has not already spoken to us to please get in touch.

“We would also be keen to see any dashcam or private CCTV footage from the area around the time of the crash.”

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

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