Pedestrian killed in rush hour crash


A PEDESTRIAN has died after being knocked down during rush hour traffic.

Alan Wilson, 35, from the Gorgie area of Edinburgh,  stepped out from behind a G4 Security van  to cross the road when he was struck by a grey FIAT Punto.

The vehicle immediately stopped and police and paramedics were called but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened just before 9am this morning (Tue) on South Gyle Crescent in Edinburgh.

Road Policing Officers closed the road for around two hours as they carried out an investigation.

Police are now appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the accident to come forward,particularly the driver of the G4S van.

A police spokesman said: “Tragically, this collision has resulted in the victim suffering fatal injuries and we are now piecing together the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“Anyone who was on South Gyle Crescent and witnessed the man being struck is asked to contact police immediately.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of the G4S van, who was not involved in the collision, but may have been near his vehicle at the time and can help with our investigation.

“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist with our enquiries is also asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers, in confidence and complete anonymity, on 0800 555 111.