Five people, including two children, were taken to hospital after a car struck multiple pedestrians and a stationary taxi in Edinburgh.
Emergency services were called to the the capital’s Cowgate area at around 6.55pm on Thursday night after receiving reports of a collision.
Two women, aged 50 and 42-years-old, an 11-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old girl were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after being struck by a Volkswagen Golf.
A 50-year-old man, the driver of a taxi, was also taken to the hospital after same car struck his vehicle while it was stationary.
Officers confirmed a 53-year-old man, the driver of a Volkswagen, was arrested at the scene.
Four of the casualties have been released from hospital following treatment while the 50-year-old woman remains in a stable condition.
Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.55pm on Thursday, November 2, officers were called to a report of a road crash on Cowgate, Edinburgh.
“Two women aged 50 and 42 years, a 54-year-old man, an 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl had been struck by a Volkswagen Golf. The car had also struck a stationary taxi being driven by a 50-year-old man.”
“The pedestrians were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The 50-year-old woman’s condition is described by hospital staff as stable. The others were released after treatment. The driver of the taxi was uninjured.
“A 53-year-old man has been arrested and released pending further enquiry. The investigation is continuing.”
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