Man charged after motor 'ploughs' into five people on busy Edinburgh street

By Sarah Vesty

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident which saw five people hospitalised after being 'knocked down by a car' in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to Rose Street, near the junction with Frederick Street, at around 12.40am on Sunday.

Two men, aged 39 and 60, and three women aged 37, 22 and 65, were all rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Their conditions were described as ‘stable’ by medical staff and it is understood that they have all now been released.

A vehicle believed to be involved was located a short distance away on Lothian Road.

A 36-year-old man is now due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

A statement from Police Scotland said: “A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences.

“It follows enquiries carried out after police received a report of a road traffic crash in Rose Street, near its junction with Frederick Street on Sunday 12 September. 2021.

“The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, 13 September, 2021.”

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