Motorcyclist in hospital after crash with police car

Emergency crews were called to the smash which took place in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash with police car Police Scotland

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash with a police vehicle in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 1.40pm on Friday on Marionville Avenue in the city.

The collision involved an off-road Kawasaki motorcycle and a marked Police Scotland BMW X5.

The 36-year-old male motorcyclist was taken to hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries. Neither of the officers in the police vehicle were injured.

The road was closed to allow for an investigation at the scene.

Sergeant Stephen Quinn said: “We are working to establish the circumstances which led to this collision and would urge anyone who may have seen the incident or who has any other information to come forward.

“We would be keen to speak to other road users who were in the area at the time, particularly if they have dashcam footage.

“Anyone with information can call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1726 of 5 June.