Car crashes into gas store at Edinburgh school after parent 'leaves handbrake off'

Emergency services have been called to Juniper Green Primary School in the south west of the Capital.

By Catherine Salmond
Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 11:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 4:31 pm

At drop-off this morning, a car smashed into a concrete structure at the entrance to the school car park on Baberton Mains Wynd, used in connection with the building’s gas supply.

It is understood the car belonged to a parent and that its handbrake had been left off.

Concerned onlookers told the Evening News that it is a well-known school policy that parents are not allowed to use the carpark for drop-off or collection purposes unless there are pre-arranged agreements, usually for children with disabilities.

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The scenes at Juniper Green Primary School this morning. Pictures: Contributed.

The crash resulted in an emergency response, involving the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, an Incident Response Unit from the Scottish Ambulance Service as well as engineers from the gas distribution company SGN.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh City Council said: “We are aware of an incident in the school car park this morning and are liaising with the emergency services who are on site dealing with the incident.”

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