Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Pedestrian killed on Edinburgh road

A pedestrian has died after being knocked down on an Edinburgh road.

The 35-year-old man was hit by a car on South Gyle Crescent just before 0900 GMT. The Scottish Ambulance Service said he died at the scene.

He had stepped out from behind a G4 Security van when he was hit by a grey Fiat Punto, which police said immediately stopped.

The road was closed for two hours for Lothian and Borders Police officers to carry out an investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of the G4S van, who was not involved in the collision, but may have been near his vehicle at the time and can help with our investigation."

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