Young woman seriously injured after being hit by motorbike on Leith Walk

A 22-year-old woman is seriously injured in hospital after being knocked down by a motorcyclist in Leith.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 5th August 2018, 11:07 am
Updated Sunday, 5th August 2018, 11:18 am
The collision happened near Jane Street. Picture: Google
The collision happened near Jane Street. Picture: Google

Emergency services raced to scene at 12.40am on Leith Walk at the junction of Jane Street where the woman was hit by a Kawasaki motorbike.

The young woman suffered a serious leg injury and is currently receiving treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police said a 32-year-old had been arrested in relation to a number of road traffic offences.

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Police closed Leith Walk between the junctions of Jane Street and Great Junction Street while officers carried out an investigation into the collision.

The road reopened again at around 5am.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers in Edinburgh were alerted at 12.40am to a report of a traffic collision on Leith Walk off the junction of Jane Street involving a a 22-year-old pedestrian and a Kawasaki motorbike.

“The woman sustained a serious leg injury and is at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested in relation to various road traffic offences.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”