Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man, 99, knocked down on Edinburgh road

Portobello Road, Edinburgh Pic: Google
Image caption The incident happened on Portobello Road in Edinburgh

A 99-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being knocked down on an Edinburgh road.

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after he was hit by a Volkswagen Golf car on Portobello Road at 17:35 on Thursday.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police said a 17-year-old driver had been charged with a number of road traffic offences and would be reported to the procurator fiscal.

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