Royal Mile taped off by police for nearly two hours after 3-vehicle crash as driver taken to hospital

Police taped off part of the Royal Mile this morning after a three vehicle crash which resulted in one driver being taken to hospital.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:58 pm

The incident happened in the Canongate, opposite the kirkyard, at about 10.55am.

One passerby who witnessed the aftermath, said: “The entire Canongate seemed to be closed off with police officers everywhere. A car had crashed into a wall and a man on his phone was frantically walking about.”

A picture sent to the Edinburgh Evening News showed a black car resting against a building with visible damage to its front and rear.

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The crash happened in the Canongate on Wednesday morning.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called around 10.55am to a report of a crash on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, involving three vehicles.

“The driver of one car was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The road was closed at the bottom of the Royal Mile to allow recovery of the vehicles and reopened around 12.30pm.”

None of the injuries are thought to be serious.

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