Edinburgh news: Emergency services called to street in Capital after bin lorry hits block of flats
Emergency services were called to a street in Edinburgh early on Monday morning.
A lorry was reported to hit a block of flats on Calton Road near the junction with Abbeyhill Crescent.
Drivers have been asked to avoid the area as the road is still closed for assessment.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 6.50am on Monday, 15 August, to a report of a bin lorry colliding with a block of flats on Calton Road, at the junction with Abbeyhill Crescent, Edinburgh.
“The lorry driver sustained a minor leg injury. No one else was injured.
“The road is currently closed while the building is assessed. Road users are advised to avoid the area.”
A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “We were alerted at 6.57am on Monday, August 15 to reports of an incident involving a lorry and a property at Calton Road, Edinburgh.
“Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the area where a lorry had collided with a three-story tenement building.
“Everybody was evacuated from the building and there were no reported casualties.
“Crews left the scene at 9.12am after ensuring the area was safe.”