Witnesses sought to fatal Morningside bin lorry accident

Police at the scene of a fatal accident in Morningside. Picture: Neil Hanna
Police at the scene of a fatal accident in Morningside. Picture: Neil Hanna
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POLICE have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after an 85-year-old woman was killed by a bin lorry.

The collision happened at around 11.45am yesterday morning on Morningside Road close to Jordan Lane.

Police take a look at a bin lorry involved in a fatal accident at Morningside. Picture: Neil Hanna

Police take a look at a bin lorry involved in a fatal accident at Morningside. Picture: Neil Hanna

Officers are particularly keen to trace a man who was seen standing on a nearby pavement outside Stefanos Chip Shop and was “visibly upset”.

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Police also want to speak with a pedestrian who was seen crossing the same stretch of road shortly before the incident.

Sergeant Andrew Miller of the road policing unit said: “Our investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and I am today urging anyone who was in the area around the time of this collision to come forward.

“In particular, I’m keen to speak with a man who was standing on a nearby pavement and wearing a light coloured jumper. He was visibly upset and may have witnessed the tragic events as they unfolded.

“Similarly, I want to hear from a pedestrian who was crossing the same stretch of road shortly before the collision.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.