Motorcyclist and car passenger hurt in 60mph smash in Edinburgh

TWO MEN have been taken to hospital after a car was struck by a motorcycle doing 60mph.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 2:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 2:31 pm
The incident happened on Niddrie Mains Road. Picture: Google Maps
The incident happened on Niddrie Mains Road. Picture: Google Maps

The collision happened around a quarter past 9 this morning on Niddrie Mains Road.

A motorbike rider and a car passenger were injured in the crash and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The motorbike rider is in a serious condition, according to reports.

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The condition of the passenger is still unclear.

The section of Niddrie Mains Road at the scene of the accident was closed before reopening shortly before 10am.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 9.19am today to attend a road traffic collision on Niddrie Mains Road.

“We dispatched two ambulances and a paramedic response unit. The first unit arrived on scene within one minute.

“Two male patients were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

The Evening News understands that a male has been charged with dangerous driving in relation to the incident.