Update: North Bridge reopens to traffic following accident

The scene at North Bridge. Picture; Nicky McDaid
The scene at North Bridge. Picture; Nicky McDaid
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North Bridge has reopened to traffic heading in both directions following a two-car collision which closed the route for several hours earlier this afternoon.

All emergency services were on the scene at around 1:30pm after reports of an incident on the busy city centre road.

Lothian Buses ran a diverted route during the afternoon, but confirmed services were now running as normal.

Police say investigations into the incident, described as a road traffic collision, are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh were called to North Bridge around 1.30pm on Wednesday 8 November following a collision involving a black Vauxhall Insignia and a private hire car. The road was closed northbound until shortly before 4pm while emergency services attended the scene. The 21-year-old male driver of the Insignia was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries. The 52-year-old male driver of the private hire car was charged with careless driving and has been issued with a fixed penalty notice.”