Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman killed by car on A90 road near Cramond Brig Hotel

A woman has been killed by a car as she walked along a road in Edinburgh.

The 36-year-old was hit on the A90 city-bound carriageway just before the South Queensferry turn off, near the Cramond Brig Hotel, on Tuesday.

Police believe the woman had walked from Barton towards Kirkliston between 18.30 and 19:40.

Police want to speak to motorists who were on the road at that time and who may have noticed a pedestrian on either side of the carriageway.

The woman was hit by the car at 19:40.

The woman is 5ft 3ins tall, with blonde hair, and was wearing a black leather jacket with a fur collar, jeans and black boots.

The driver, who reported the incident to police, stopped at the scene and is helping with inquiries.

The road was closed for about nine hours while investigations were carried out at the scene.

Insp David Milne, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "It was a particularly cold stormy night, so people may have thought it was unusual for a woman to be out walking this stretch of road at that time.

"We are currently working to establish exactly what happened, and would appeal for anyone with any information to contact us as a matter of urgency."

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