Officers issue driver appeal

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POLICE are trying to trace a driver who may have witnessed a road crash which left an Italian tourist with two broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a grey Toyota people carrier on Queensferry Road between Clermiston and Drumbrae.

She remains in a stable condition in hospital, and it is hoped she will make a full recovery.

The incident took place at around 9.35pm on Monday.

Police are keen to trace the driver of a dark silver coupé, similar to a Toyota Celica or MR2, seen travelling northbound on Queensferry Road at the time.

A police spokesman said: “We believe that the driver of this car may hold information that can assist our inquiries, and we would urge them to contact police.”