Renewed appeal after man and taxi collide


LOTHIAN and Borders Police are issuing a fresh appeal for information following a serious road collision in the capital yesterday.

A 22-year-old man was on Old Dalkeith Road, near the junction with Ferniehill Drive at around 12.10am when he was involved in a collision with a taxi.

Police responded to the scene and the road was closed for around four hours while an investigation was carried out.

The man was on Old Dalkeith Road, near the junction with Ferniehill Drive

The man was taken to the ERI where he continues to be treated for serious (body) injuries and remains in a critical condition.

Following the collision a male doctor, who was passing by, administered medical treatment to the man prior to the arrival of ambulance staff.

Prior to this incident, the man had been seen walking south from the direction of the hospital and is believed to have walked on both the pavement and the road.

Motorists also travelling south may have seen him while they drove past and anyone who believes they can assist with our enquiries is asked to get in touch.

A police spokesman said: “We are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and are keen to hear from anyone who can assist with our enquiries.

“Motorists or pedestrians who remember seeing the man before the collision are asked to contact police immediately.

“We would also ask for the doctor who originally administered medical treatment to come forward and speak with officers.”

Anyone with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.