Cyclist killed on Princes Street tram tracks is named

A CYCLIST who died after being struck by a bus when her wheel got trapped in a tram track has been named by police.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 6:30 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:04 pm

Zhi Min Soh, 23, from Malaysia, was struck at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road on Wednesday morning.

Medical student Ms Soh was taken to the Royal Infirmary for treatment, however she died a short time later.

Dr David Kluth, Director of Undergraduate Medical Teaching at Edinburgh University’s Medical School, said: “Zhi Min was a talented, thoughtful student, who was well-respected by her peers and always keen to help.

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“She will be deeply missed by the Medical School community.

“Our sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. We have all lost a bright star of the future.”

Police are still investigating the circumstances of Ms Soh’s death and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police Sergeant Fraser Wood, of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Zhi Min’s family and friends as they come to terms with their loss.

“I would like to thank those who stopped in Princes Street to assist Zhi Min on Wednesday morning. A significant number of witnesses have come forward and we are continuing to speak to them as part of our ongoing inquiries. We will be in touch with all witnesses in due course.

“I would again ask anyone who may be able to help our enquiries to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

The tragedy has already prompted a safety review after the city council was accused of ignoring warnings over the risks of crossing the tracks.

One legal firm is currently representing 141 cyclists who have been hurt after falling on the lines.