Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Edinburgh Live
Edinburgh Live
Kris Gourlay

Man rushed to Edinburgh hospital after lorry overturns on dual carriageway

A man has been rushed to an Edinburgh hospital after an articulated lorry overturned on a busy dual carriageway just outside the city.

Emergency services rushed to the busy A1 near Haddington around 6.30am on Thursday, May 18, following the one-vehicle crash, with one lane closed while recovery takes place.

Police, paramedics and fire crews are all understood to have been present at the scene, as officers confirmed a man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

READ MORE: Edinburgh soldier pleads guilty to throwing punch at capital police officer

The incident took place near the Thistly Cross roundabout during rush hour as motorists in the area experienced long delays. The road remains blocked until the HGV can be recovered.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.30am on Thursday, 18 May, 2023, police were called to the A1 near Haddington, following a report of a one-vehicle crash involving an HGV. One man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. Recovery has been arranged."


West Lothian dad who lost mum to cancer undertakes brave 1,243-mile charity cycle

Scottish teacher unable to hold baby after being attacked by pupil in classroom

Young mum went to GP feeling tired only to be given devastating cancer diagnosis

Edinburgh holidaymakers issued Spain warning as pilots consider strike action

Frustrated blind Edinburgh woman says wrecked pavements make city 'unsafe'

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.