Princes Street blocked after collision between pedestrian and a bus

POLICE blocked off Princes Street this afternoon after reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a bus.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 4:18 pm
Updated Friday, 25th October 2019, 8:15 pm
Emergency services were called at 3.40pm

Paramedics were also called to the main thoroughfare in the West End at 3.40pm.

Traffic westbound on Princes Street is currently at a standstill while there is currently no access to southbound Lothian Road.

Buses are being diverted and trams are currently running between the West End and the airport only.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Emergency services were called at 3.40pm to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle."

Eye witnesses have reported the accident seemed to be fatal, but Police Scotland has not given an update.