Appeal launched after elderly man hit by lorry on Lanark Road

The scene after an elderly pedestrian was being struck with a HGV on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The scene after an elderly pedestrian was being struck with a HGV on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving an HGV and an elderly pedestrian in the south of the city.

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Police were called to reports of a road traffic accident shortly before 3pm yesterday afternoon.

The accident involved a 74-year-old and an HGV with the pedestrian being rushed to hospital.

The collision occurred at the junction with Baberton Crescent at around 2.45pm on Monday April 24.

As a result of the incident the road was closed for just under five hours.

The scene on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The scene on Lanark Road. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Sergeant Kosmas Papakyriakou from the Road Policing Unit at Fettes said: “We believe that there was a number of people in the area at the time and we’re appealing for them to get in touch with us.

“Likewise, I would urge anyone who was on Lanark Road or near Baberton Crescent yesterday morning, and may have witnesses the accident, to contact us immediately.”