9am Briefing: Woman killed in road collision

A PEDESTRIAN has been killed after a collision with a car.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th October 2011, 10:30 am

The incident happened last night on the A90 near to the Cramond Brig pub.

The road was closed southbound for several hours. Police said the victim was a 36-year-old woman.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said it had been called at around 7.42pm.

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