Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh pedestrian killed by taxi

Marchmont Road
Image caption The man was crossing the road the road in Marchmont Road when he was hit

A man has died after being hit by a taxi in Edinburgh in the early hours of the morning.

The 64-year-old man was crossing the road at the junction of Marchmont Road and Warrender Park Road when he was struck by a black cab.

He suffered severe head injuries, and died after being taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The incident happened at about 03:10. Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

A spokesman for the Lothian and Borders force said: "We are still trying to establish the full circumstances of this collision, which, tragically, resulted in a man's death.

"Despite the time at which the incident occurred, there may have been other pedestrians or motorists in the area returning home who can perhaps help with our investigation.

"Anyone with information relevant to this enquiry is asked to contact police immediately."

The road was closed for about four hours while officers carried out an investigation at the scene.