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Were you near the airport last night when a bus apparently collided with a tram? Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the serious road collision.

The incident happened around 5.20pm on Wednesday 13th June on Eastfield Avenue.

A single-decker bus was apparently involved in a collision with a tram. This caused the tram to derail and there was significant damage to the bus, which also collided with a number of unoccupied vehicles.

The 66-year-old male driver of the bus sustained a number of serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a critical condition.

At the time of the collision, there were no passengers on the bus and the 20 passengers on the tram were not injured.

The driver and conductor of the tram were checked over as a precaution but did not sustain any serious injuries.

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Inquiries by Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit are continuing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Fraser Wood from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: “We are working at this time to establish why this collision occurred and we’d be keen to hear from any members of the public who witnessed what happened.

“If you believe you have any information that can assist with this investigation then please contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit via 101 and quote incident 2947 of the 13th June.