Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman, 66, struck by bus in Edinburgh suffers serious head injuries

A 66-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries when she was struck by a bus in Edinburgh city centre.

The incident involving an X8 First Bus happened about 09:00 at the east end of Princes Street, near Princes Mall.

The woman was taken to the Royal Infirmary before being transferred to the Western General Hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

Local road closures were in place for around four hours while police carried out inquiries at the scene.

Sgt Brian Smith said: "We are still trying to establish how this collision occurred and are keen to speak with any members of the public who were on Princes Street at the time."

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