Man suffers leg injury after bin lorry crashes into block of flats

Officers were called to the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh at around 6.50am on Monday following the incident.

Man injured after bin lorry crashes into block of flats in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh Supplied

A man has been left injured after a bin lorry crashed into a block of flats in Edinburgh.

Officers were called to the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh at around 6.50am on Monday following the incident.

The driver of the vehicle was left with a minor leg injury. No one else was hurt in the incident.

The road was closed off by police so the building could be assessed.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “We were called around 6.50am on Monday August 15, to a report of a bin lorry colliding with a block of flats on Calton Road, at the junction with Abbeyhill Crescent, Edinburgh.

“The lorry driver sustained a minor leg injury.

“No one else was injured.

“The road is currently closed while the building is assessed.

“Road users are advised to avoid the area.”

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