Woman, 76, dies after one-vehicle crash in Edinburgh street

A 76-year-old woman has died following a one vehicle crash in a Stockbridge street.

By Jacob Farr and Jamie McKenzie
Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:32 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 4:27 pm
Emergency vehicles were called to the collision on Friday.

Emergency services were called to Saxe Coburg Place at around 10am on Friday, May 21.

Police said that, as a result of the collision, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries. The circumstances surrounding the collision are not yet known.

The road was closed for about three hours as police officers and crash scene investigators carried out their work.

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A poilce car at the scene.

John Cowie, minister of the nearby Stockbridge Parish Church, said: “Our sympathies are with everyone connected to this tragedy, including next of kin, residents and emergency services staff. Our church members and our staff will offer whatever support is needed.”

Pictures from the scene on Friday showed an ambulance and several police vehicles in attendance.

A fire service spokesperson confirmed three fire appliances were called to the scene this morning but no details were available about how they were involved.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Officers were called to Saxe Coburg Place in Edinburgh, at around 10am on Friday, 21 May, 2021, following a road traffic collision involving one vehicle. As a result of the collision the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 76-year-old woman, sustained fatal injuries.

"The road was closed until around 1pm for collision investigation and has since re-opened.

"Anyone who saw the incident and has not yet spoken to officers, should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0823 of 21 May."

The secretary of Stockbridge and Inverleith Community Council said: “It’s with great sadness that we have heard about this incident in Saxe Coburg Place.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the person who has sadly lost their life and their friends and family.”

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