Woman dies following road collision in Edinburgh

Published 31 May 2017
Police in Edinburgh can confirm that a woman has died following a collision in the city centre.


The 24-year-old was cycling at the West End of Princes Street at around 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday 31st May when she came off her bike at the junction with Lothian Road, before being involved in a collision with a mini-bus.


She sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she sadly passed away.


Road Policing Officers are continuing with their inquiries into this incident, however, all local road closures and diversions have now been lifted.


Anyone with information is asked to come forward.


Sergeant Fraser Wood from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: "Sadly, as a result of this collision, the young woman sustained injuries that she could not recover from. Our sympathies are with her family and friends at this time.


"As part of our ongoing investigation we remain keen to speak to members of the public who witnessed this incident, or who have information that can assist us in establishing the full circumstances of what happened."


Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 643 of the 31st May.



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