Car crashes into restaurant in Musselburgh

The car hit the front of the restaurant. Picture: Comp
The car hit the front of the restaurant. Picture: Comp
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TWO children have been injured after a car smashed into the front of a restaurant at a busy junction.

The driver was forced to swerve to avoid an oncoming car at a notorious blackspot, but ended up crashing the vehicle into the front entrance of the Caprice pizza eatery, in Musselburgh, East Lothian at around 5pm on Saturday.

It is understood two young children in the back of the car were injured, with both taken ot hospital for treatment.

The unnamed female driver of the Peugeot 207 collided with the front wall of the restaurant after swerving to avoid a Fiat, which appeared to turn into its path.

Driving instructor Robert Siladi was stopped at traffic lights nearby and saw the crash.

Local councillors John Williamson and Stuart Currie have been in touch with East Lothian Council road officials to check the sequence of traffic lights at the busy junction.

Councillor Currie said: “We have real concerns that the current sequencing of traffic lights means that drivers can turn in to Dalrymple Loan without being able to see traffic which has a green light to go towards Mall Avenue.

“There have been many near misses and action is required now.”

In September last year, a cyclist suffered serious head injuries after being knocked off his bike by a Volkswagen Polo as it turned right at the same spot.