Dog dies and owner seriously injured as van mounts footpath in Corstorphine crash

Van smash horror in Corstorphine Road

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 11:56 am

A DOG died and its owner left with serious head injuries in a rush-hour crash.

The smash happened around 4.55pm yesterday in Corstorphine High Street involving a blue Ford Transit Tipper van and the 76-year-old male pedestrian.

The man was walking his dog, believed to be a golden retriever, westbound on the nearby footpath when the van mounted the footpath, striking the pedestrian and his dog.

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Police were called shortly before 5pm

Paramedics were scrambled and the man was taken to the Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries but his dog died at the scene.

The road was closed until 9.30pm while police carried out their investigations.

Road Policing Sergeant Paul Ewing said: "Our enquiries into the crash are ongoing and at an early stage. I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash but has not yet spoken to police to come forward.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage which may help with our enquiries."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2522 of 26 November.