Duke Street incident: Elderly man rushed to hospital after being hit by car on city centre road

An elderly pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside Tesco on Duke Street.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 2:41 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:07 pm

Emergency services attended the incident which happened at around 11.15am today, Wednesday, March, 24.

A 76-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by the Scottish Ambulance Service for treatment.

His current condition is unknown.

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A 76-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car on Duke Street.

Following the incident the road was closed for almost two hours, reopening at around 1pm.

During that time Eastbound traffic was diverted via Leith Walk while westbound traffic was diverted via Easter Road.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were made aware of a road traffic incident involving a pedestrian struck by a car shortly after 11.15am on Wednesday, March, 24.

"The 76-year-old male pedestrian has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

"The road reopened around 1pm."

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