Traffic chaos as accident closes A1 carriagway


By Kirsty Topping

A 38-year-old woman was rescued after her car overturned

Hundreds of motorists were caught up in queues after a car overturned on the A1 during rush hour traffic today (Tues).

The city-bound carriage way was closed for around half an hour near the Newcraighall junction while fire crews worked to remove the 38-year-old female occupant from her car.

Crews used hydraulic cutters to remove the woman from the silver Toyota Auris, which had come to a rest on its side.

A spokesperson for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said the casualty had been complaining of neck and back pain.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said:

“We were called out just after 9 am. A rapid response unit and an ambulance were in attendance and took the single female occupant to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. “

The road reopened as a single lane around 10.05.

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