Pedestrian dies from injuries weeks after 'hit and run' incident

The 21-year-old was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning on June 19 but officers announced he has since passed away.

Pedestrian dies from injuries weeks after ‘hit and run’ incident on Easter Road in Edinburgh Google Maps
Police shut down part of Easter Road following the incident.

A man seriously injured following a hit-and-run in Edinburgh has died in hospital.

The 21-year-old was left hurt following the incident on Easter Road in the Leith area of the capital in the early hours of Sunday, June 19.

Emergency crews shut off the route for several hours in the aftermath of the collision after the pedestrian was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Officers have since confirmed he has passed away as a result of his injuries.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and further enquiries remain ongoing.

Sergeant Paul Ewing, from the Edinburgh road policing team, said: “At this time, our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased.

“We are continuing our enquiries into the incident and would ask anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information to come forward. We’re also particularly keen to speak with two females who were seen near to an ATM at the bottom of Easter Road, around 2.30am.

“If you believe you can assist our enquiries, please call police on 101, quoting incident 0590 of Sunday, June 19.”