A man has been rushed to hospital after being 'hit by a bus' in Edinburgh city centre.
The incident unfolded at around 8pm on Wednesday January 11 when officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Nicolson Street.
Emergency services, including Police Scotland and Scottish Ambulance Service, sped to the scene and the 51-year-old victim was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries. His condition is described as critical.
No one else was injured. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a Lothian Bus with smashed windows abandoned in the middle of the road surrounded by debris following the collision, according to EdinburghLive.
The major road was also locked down by cops and a cordon was erected around the affected area while crash site investigators carried out enquiries, which are continuing. It reopened at around 4am on Thursday, December 12.
Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and we are asking anyone who can assist to get in touch.
“If you were in the area at the time and saw what happened or were driving and have dash-cam footage that could help with our enquiries then please make contact.”
Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3101 of Wednesday, 11 December, 2023.
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