Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Woman, 90, dies after bin lorry collision

Piershill accident scene

A 90-year-old woman has died after being hit by a bin lorry in Edinburgh.

The incident happened at about 11:30 on Piersfield Terrace, close to Northfield Broadway.

Police said the lorry was heading eastbound towards Portobello when it struck the elderly pedestrian.

The woman suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead by emergency services at the scene. The road was closed for about five hours while an investigation was carried out.

Officers have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Ross Drummond said: "This collision has resulted in the death of a woman and our thoughts and condolences are with her friends and family at this difficult time.

"Our inquiries into the full circumstances of the collision are ongoing and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken to officers, comes forward to assist with our investigations.

"Equally anyone with any information relevant to the inquiry is asked to contact us as soon as possible."