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Published On: Sun, Mar 11th, 2018 at 6:55pm

Woman seriously injured after collision with double decker bus

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A 68-year-old woman was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries after a collision with a double-decker East Coast bus on Melville Crescent at the roundabout, near the Robert Dundas statue around 7pm on Friday.

 Traffic diversions were put in place in the area until around 10.30pm as officers tried to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Sergeant Kos Papakyriakou of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit said: “The woman is currently described as being in a critical condition and we continue to work to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision.

“As part of this, we’d ask anyone who witnessed this or who has any information which may be relevant to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3653 of March 9.

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- John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

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