US man dies after road collision in Edinburgh

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An AMERICAN teenager has died in hospital almost a week after he was knocked down in the capital.

Akim Merchant was hit by a blue Volkswagen Passat in Nicolson Square in Edinburgh at about 4.45pm on 29 September. The 19-year-old from California suffered head injuries and died in hospital on Friday night. A 20-year-old woman involved in the collision suffered minor injuries. The driver stopped at the scene and is helping with police inquiries.