Police vehicle involved in hit and run collision in Edinburgh

Published 28 June 2019

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a police vehicle.

At around 11.50am a marked police motorcycle, which was on active duty, was on the outside lane of Queensferry Road, at the entrance to the Parkgrove Retail Park.

A white Transit Connect van exited from the retail park and turned right, colliding with the motorcycle and its rider.

Following the incident the van driver stopped and briefly got out of his vehicle before getting back in and driving off towards Blackhall.

The police officer sustained a minor hand injury but did not require medical attention.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the motorist involved in this collision and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Road Policing Sergeant Paul Ewing said: "The van driver was fully aware that his vehicle collided with the police motorcycle, but failed to remain at the scene so the appropriate inquiries could be conducted.

"We are extremely relieved that our motorcycle officer was not seriously hurt. However, his bike is now currently out of service while it undergoes repair.

"Queensferry Road is likely to have been extremely busy at the time of the collision and I would ask that anyone who witnessed what happened, or who has dash-cam footage that can help us identify the van driver, contacts police immediately."

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 1527 of the 28th June.

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