Pedestrian who died after being hit by car named by police

The 63-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck in Edinburgh.

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Crash: The incident happened on Tuesday.

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in Edinburgh has been named by police.

Ian Meldrum was struck by a Nissan Note in Queensferry Road at the junction between Parkgrove Avenue and Drum Brae North around 9.10pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services attended, but the 63-year-old from Corstorphine was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement issued through police, his family said: “We are devastated, it is hard to come to terms with the news.

“Words will not describe how sorely he will be missed.

“We would like to thank those who stopped to help Ian, we are very thankful you were there.”

The road was closed for around four hours for police to carry out an investigation.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes said: “Our thoughts remain with Mr Meldrum’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this tragic incident and we would urge anyone who may have seen this collision but have not yet spoken to an officer to come forward.

“We are grateful to everyone who has assisted our inquiries so far.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.