Police appeal after woman crashes car into tree in Penicuik

A car left the road and crashed into a tree leaving a 21-year-old in hospital

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:24 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:31 am

Police officers in Edinburgh are appealing to the public for information following a serious road crash on the A701 near Penicuik.

They have advised that the incident occurred at around 8:15am on Wednesday 11 December.

A Vauxhall Astra being driven northbound on the A701 towards Penicuik left the road and struck a tree.

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Police are appealing for information and dash cam footage

Emergency services attended and the 21-year-old driver was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where she is being treated for her injuries. Hospital staff describe her condition as critical but stable.

The road was closed to allow crash scene investigation to take place and enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances.

Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick, of Edinburgh Road Policing, said: “I am appealing to anyone who were in the area around the time of the crash to contact us. In particular, if you have a dash cam, please check your footage as it could have captured footage which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0547 of 11 December.