Pensioner hospitalised after being struck by car outside Dalkeith bank

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A pensioner was rushed to hospital yesterday after a car struck a pedestrian outside a Bank of Scotland branch in Dalkeith.

Police Scotland said the bank staff on the High Street raised the alarm at around 2.30pm following a road traffic collision outside their branch.

The scene following yesterday's crash

The scene following yesterday's crash

A spokeswoman said the force received reports that a car had hit a pedestrian before crashing into a wall.

Eye-witnesses at the scene claimed to have seen an OAP hit by the car while crossing the road and crushed into the wall.

Ambulance personnel removed one casualty - believed to be an elderly man - to hospital, with no details released on their condition.

The police spokeswoman appealed for anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward.

The scene in Dalkeith after the crash

The scene in Dalkeith after the crash

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