Boy, 7, seriously injured in hospital after being hit by car in Marchmont

A seven-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in Edinburgh’s Marchmont area.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 6:04 pm
Police are investigating the circumstances around the collision.

The boy was left with serious leg injuries which are being treated in Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital after this morning’s incident, which happened near the Warrender Swim Centre on Thirlestane Road.

Police confirmed they are investigating and have appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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Sergeant Jen Forbes, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “We were called around 10.30am on Saturday, 29 May, to a report of a one vehicle crash in Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh.

"A seven-year-old boy was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People with serious leg injuries.

“Enquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone who has dash-cam footage or private CCTV that could help with our investigation is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 1297 of Saturday, 29 May, 2021.”

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