Edinburgh horror as five injured after car strikes down pedestrians – streets closed


    The incident occurred following an incident outside a nightclub on Frederick Street in the New Town of Edinburgh. The car struck five people during the incident, which prompted a police response.

    An eyewitness explained that the car was pursued by police but was stopped on Lothian Road in Edinburgh.

    It has been reported that multiple police officers remained at the scene this morning.

    Due to the incident, the police have taken the decision to close sections of three streets in Edinburgh including Rose Street, Lothian Road and Frederick Street.

    “Two men aged 39 and 60-years old, and three women aged 37, 22 and 65, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment where they all remain in stable conditions.

    “The vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued to Lothian Road where it was involved in a crash with a bus.

    “No further people were injured.

    “Officers arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident. Enquires remain ongoing.

    “Lothian Road remains closed up to the Western Approach junction.”


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