Police and paramedics rush to accident involving moped in centre of Edinburgh

Rush-hour crash on busy Edinburgh road
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POLICE and paramedics were called to a rush-hour accident involving a moped in Edinburgh city centre.

A Police Scotland spokesman said they had received a call at 7.45am, reporting a crash involving a car and a motorbike in York Place, outside the Ballantrae Hotel, close to the junction with North St Andrew Street.

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One passer-by said they saw a lad being treated by paramedics and police speaking to witnesses.

Police later said the moped rider had been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution, but he did not appear to be badly injured.