Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Pedestrian dies outside Western General Hospital in Edinburgh

Western General Hospital
Image caption The accident happened outside the Western General Hospital

An 81-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car as she crossed the road.

The incident happened at about 16:00 on Tuesday on Porterfield Road, outside the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

The woman was treated at the scene, but died from her injuries.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was assisting with their inquiries, and officers appealed for witnesses to contact them.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened close to the Anne Ferguson Building."