Police car crashes on way to emergency in Edinburgh

The accident happened at the junction of Niddrie Mains Road and Craigmillar Castle Road. Picture: Google

The accident happened at the junction of Niddrie Mains Road and Craigmillar Castle Road. Picture: Google

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A WOMAN had to be freed from her car by firefighters after a crash involving a police car on its way to an emergency in Edinburgh.

The accident, which happened at around 8.35am at the junction with Niddrie Mains Road and Craigmillar Castle Road, left the Skoda Citigo flipped on its side.

The woman driver suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “While responding to an emergency call, a marked police vehicle was involved in a collision with another car on Niddrie Mains Road at around 8.35 a.m. on Tuesday 14th June.

“As a result, the Skoda Citigo overturned onto its side requiring the attendance of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Road Policing Officers are now conducting inquiries at the scene to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision.”