Edinburgh police chase involving armed officers ended with Vauxhall Corsa car hitting wall near Queensferry Road as driver hospitalised

A police pursuit involving armed officers ended when a car crashed into a wall just off a busy Edinburgh road, leaving a 23-year-old man needing hospital treatment.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 2:03 pm

The Vauxhall Corsa car was being pursued when it collided with the wall at the junction of Queensferry Road and Barnton Park Drive at about 11.10pm on Monday, March 8.

One witness who came across the scene last night, said: “The wee red motor looked pancaked.

“There were armed officers and lots of marked and unmarked cars there as well as an ambulance.

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The Vauxhall Corsa car was being pursued when it collided with the wall at the junction of Queensferry Road and Barnton Park Drive. Pic: Google

"I’ve never seen so many police cars at the scene of a crash. It looked like a chase gone badly wrong.”

A police spokesperson confirmed the Vauxhall was being pursued.

The spokesperson said: “Around 11.10 pm on Monday, 8 March, a Vauxhall Corsa car collided with a wall at Barnton Park Drive, Edinburgh.

“The 23-year-old male driver was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by ambulance where he was provided with treatment for non-life-threatening injuries".

"An 18-year-old female passenger did not require medical attention at the time. Both will be subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with alleged road traffic offences.”

"As is normal in these circumstances a report is provided to PSOS Professional Standards Dept. for consideration and onward submission to PIRC (Police Investigations and Review Commissioner) where necessary.”

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