Child hit by car outside Ferryhill Primary School

Ferryhill Primary School. Pic: Julie Howden

Ferryhill Primary School. Pic: Julie Howden

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A child has been hit by a vehicle outside a busy city primary school.

The incident, which happened at around 2.50pm, saw police and ambulance crews rush to Ferryhill Primary School on Groathill Road North where a five-year-old boy was treated at the scene.

The child, who sustained a minor injury, was then taken to Sick Kids Hospital.

One Muirhouse dad who witnessed the accident said it called into question the safety of the road - and insisted children at the school should be given daily reminders on the dangers of busy traffic.

He said: “The head teacher should bring it to their attention, how busy it is. They should say to kids every day when they come into assembly.

“Obviously now the damage has been done, but I think it should be mentioned every day.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh attended a road traffic collision involving a five-year-old child outside Ferryhill Primary School this afternoon.

“The child was taken to the Sick Kids Hospital to be treated for a minor injury.

“Police are continuing with their enquiries.”