Crown Office investigate Princes Street cyclist’s death

Zhi Min Soh
Zhi Min Soh

AN investigation has been launched by the Crown Office into the death of a cyclist killed while crossing tram tracks.

Edinburgh University medical student Zhi Min Soh, 23, was hit by a Rabbie’s minibus on Princes Street after her wheel got stuck in the tramline.

The Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit will carry out the routine inquiry following her death on the morning of Wednesday, May 31.

Ms Soh, from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she died of her injuries.

A spokesman for the Crown said: “The Procurator Fiscal received a report in connection with the death of a 23 year-old woman on Princes Street, Edinburgh, on May 31, 2017.

“The investigation into the death, under the direction of Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU), is ongoing and the family will be kept updated in relation to any significant developments.”

Ms Soh’s family are understood to have been flown to Edinburgh to take her body home.

More than 100 cyclists gathered on Princes Street for a vigil a week on from the tragedy.

City chiefs have vowed to put fresh measures in place to protect cyclists after calls for better safety measures to avoid further deaths.