Woman struck by double decker bus fighting for life in hospital

The 29-year-old was knocked down on West Maitland Street in Haymarket.

Woman struck by double decker bus fighting for life in hospital © Google Maps 2022
West Maitland Street near Morrison Street in Haymarket

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being knocked down by a double decker in Edinburgh.

The 29-year-old was struck by the bus on West Maitland Street near Morrison Street in Haymarket at around 9pm on Sunday.

She was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where medical staff describe her condition as critical but stable.

Police thanked those that came to her aid and said no one from the bus was injured.

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Officers have appealed for help from anyone who witnessed the incident.

Sergeant Iain McIntyre, Police Scotland, said: “The area was quite busy at the time and I’d like to thank those who came to the lady’s aid and spoke to police, however, I’d still ask that anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have caught the incident on their dash-cam footage, contact police.

“Please call officers on 101 quoting reference number 3356 of Sunday, December 5, 2021.”