Woman struck by taxi on Princes Street

Emergency services at the scene on Princes Street. Picture; Lewis Bryce

Emergency services at the scene on Princes Street. Picture; Lewis Bryce

A woman has been taken to hospital following an incident on Princes Street which saw a female pedestrian struck by a taxi.

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The incident happened around 12:20pm this afternoon with police and emergency services attending the scene.

It is understood that the woman has now been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, however, the woman is thought to be in a critical condition.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to the East End of Princes Street at around 12.20 p.m. on Thursday January 5 following a collision involving a taxi and a female pedestrian.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing.”

Princes Street has since reopened and trams are once again running.