A woman dies after being hit by motorcycle while walking on the pavement

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PARAMEDICS battled in vain to save the life of a woman knocked down on the pavement in a horrific accident yesterday.
The victim was thrown into the road after a car reportedly collided with a motorbike which then mounted the pavement in Leith, Edinburgh.
Despite ambulance crews spending 15 minutes trying to resuscitate the young woman, she was later pronounced dead at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
The woman was taken to the ERI were she was later pronounced dead
The woman was taken to the ERI were she was later pronounced dead
Police cordoned off a large section of Great Junction Street as fire crews dealt with spilt fuel.
One woman, who asked not to be named, said: “A car has hit a motorbike and the motorbike has been forced up onto the pavement where it hit a woman who was flung onto the road.
“They were trying to resuscitate her for 15 minutes before they moved her. There was blood all over the road.
“It’s such a shame. She’s quite young. She could be someone’s mother.”
It is believed the motorcycle was forced onto the pavement after colliding with a car
It is believed the motorcycle was forced onto the pavement after colliding with a car
A dark blue motorbike could be seen lying on the pavement outside the Up the Junction cafe were it came off the road.
Police could be seen covering a spot on the road with blue sheets, while officers used chalk to mark the accident scene.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed that they had been called to an accident between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian.
A Police Scotland spokesman confirmed that the woman had died.
He said: “Great Junction Street was busy with traffic and pedestrians at the time of the collision, and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident.
“Anyone who saw what happened, who has not yet contacted police, should contact Police Scotland on 101 as soon as possible.”

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  1. I was a main witness i was 5ft away from this and seen every moment of this and the motorbike did not collide with a car the motor bike was speeding and hit the women head on. A motorbike collision with a car is wrong only after the bike hitting the women then the bike went into a car.

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