Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in their ongoing inquiries into a road traffic collision which took place around 1.40pm yesterday on Thymebank, close to Ladywell East Road.
A black Porsche Cayenne travelling westbound along Ladywell East Road left the carriageway and came to rest on a footpath near a convenience store on Thymebank.
Emergency services attended and the 37-year-old front-seat passenger was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service with serious injuries.
The driver of the vehicle left the scene prior to the arrival of police and officers are following a positive line of inquiry in efforts to trace them.
The road was closed for approximately five hours for collision investigations to be conducted at the scene and officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward to assist with their inquiries.
Inspector Richard Latto from the Road Policing Unit said: “This has been a serious collision and our inquiries are ongoing to trace the driver of the vehicle.
“The passenger sustained serious, but thankfully not life threatening injuries, and we are eager to ascertain the circumstances leading up to the vehicle leaving the carriageway.
“We’d appeal to anyone who saw the vehicle travelling on Ladywell East Road immediately prior to the collision, or who witnessed what happened, to contact officers as soon as possible.
Similarly anyone who may have captured the incident on private CCTV or dash-cam should come forward and provide this as soon as possible.” Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2219 of 12 May.