Driver's lucky escape after crash between tram and car near Edinburgh's Gyle

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A male driver escaped with minor injuries today after the car he was driving collided with a tram near the Gyle in Edinburgh.

The Peugeot 207 car collided with the tram on Lochside Crescent, close to the junction of Lochside Avenue, at about 11.55am.

A police spokesman said that a male car driver received "minor injuries" as a result of the crash.

The spokesman said officers are still in attendance and that the car is "undriveable".

A tweet from Edinburgh Trams said that trams were running part route between Edinburgh Park Station and York Place.

However another tweet confirmed that services were back to normal from 3pm.

A picture of the scene. Pic: Matthew Plumley-Rowe

A picture of the scene. Pic: Matthew Plumley-Rowe