Woman in hospital after being hit by bus on Princes Street

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a bus on Princes Street.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 6th July 2018, 3:09 pm
Updated Friday, 6th July 2018, 4:42 pm
A woman has been hit by a bus on Princes Street. Picture: Google Street View
A woman has been hit by a bus on Princes Street. Picture: Google Street View

The 40-year-old was struck by the bus travelling eastbound near the Mound.

Emergency services were called at around 11:30 and the woman was subsequently taken to hospital.

East Coast Buses have confirmed that it was one of their vehicles involved in the incident.

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It is understood that the woman sustained a head injury.

The area around the Mound was closed for more than an hour following the accident but has now reopened.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh responded to Princes Street at around 11.30am on Friday 6th July following a collision involving a bus and a female pedestrian at The Mound.

“The 40-year-old has been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with a suspected head injury, where she continues to be treated.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.”

A Spokeswoman for East Coast Buses said: “We can confirm that our vehicle was involved in an incident today and we are supporting Police Scotland with this investigation.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service added: “We received a call at 11:19 hours today to attend an incident on Princes Street in Edinburgh.

“We dispatched a paramedic response unit and one ambulance to the scene. One female patient was transported to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.”

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