72-year-old woman critical after being hit by car in Edinburgh


A 72-year-old woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Edinburgh.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident happened around 10.40pm on Tuesday 7th August at The Pleasance.

The pensioner was crossing the road when she was involved in a collision with a Mercedes B Class car. The driver stopped and and remained at the scene.

The woman sustained numerous serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh she remains in a critical condition.


Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Sergeant John Easton from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: “At this time we are working to establish exactly what has happened during this incident and we would urge motorists or members of the public who were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision to come forward.

“The Pleasance area would have been quite busy due to ongoing Festival events and so anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.

“In addition, vehicles with dash-cam footage, which may be able to assist with this inquiry should also get in touch.”


Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 4371 of the 7th August.