Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman dies after being hit by bus in Edinburgh

Junction of Quality Street and Main Street
Image caption The woman was struck at the junction of Quality Street and Main Street

A 70-year-old woman has died after being hit by a bus in Edinburgh.

The crash happened in the Davidson's Mains area at 09:15 on Sunday.

The woman, who was struck by a Lothian Buses vehicle at the junction of Quality Street and Main Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roads were closed for several hours while investigations were carried out. Police Scotland appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the crash and not yet spoken to officers to get in touch.

Insp Stuart Mitchell added: "Our thoughts are with the woman's family at this very difficult time and we continue to offer them support.

"Our inquiries into this collision are ongoing and we would ask anyone who can help to come forward."