Cyclist left ‘seriously injured’ in Portobello collision

A stretch of Abercorn Terrace and Portobello High Street was closed off following the accident. Picture: TSPL
A stretch of Abercorn Terrace and Portobello High Street was closed off following the accident. Picture: TSPL

A cyclist was left seriously injured in a road traffic accident at Portobello this afternoon.

A female cyclist sustained a serious head injury in the collision which happened on Abercorn Terrace at around 2:50pm.

Ambulance and police services rushed to the scene to assist the injured woman and cordon off the road.

Abercorn Terrace/Portobello High Street has been closed in both directions, with Lothian Buses services 26, 45 & 124 diverted.

Full details of the incident and the woman’s condition are not yet known.

Motorists faced heavy traffic queues following the accident.

The road was reopened around 4:20pm.

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