Elderly woman hit by cement mixer in Leith dies in hospital

An elderly woman who was knocked down by a cement mixer in Leith has died in hospital.

Monday, 5th November 2018, 5:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 2:39 am
Police closed off Great Junction Street at the Foot of the Walk on Friday after the incident. Picture: Greg Macvean
Police closed off Great Junction Street at the Foot of the Walk on Friday after the incident. Picture: Greg Macvean

The woman, 88, was hit by the vehicle at around 13:15 on Friday in Great Junction Street.

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Emergency services arrived on the scene and took the injured woman to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

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On Monday it was confirmed that the woman had succumbed to her injuries.

Great Junction Street was closed in both directions for a number of hours on Friday while a full investigation got under way.

Police Scotland have issued an appeal for witnesses.

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