Sun, 17 Oct 2021

EDINBURGH, Scotland - A serious road traffic crash in Edinburgh has resulted in five pedestrians being hospitalised, before the driver fled the scene only to crash into another vehicle.

The saga occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police Scotland say a vehicle failed to stop after striking 3 women and two men on Rose Street in Edinburgh.

The car then swerved onto Lothian Road before it collided with another vehicle.

The five pedestrians were treated at the scene before being transported to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where they are now all reported to be in stable condition.

"Around 12.40am on Sunday, 12 September, we received reports of five pedestrians being hit by a vehicle on Rose Street near its junction with Frederick Street in Edinburgh," Police Scotland said in a statement issued later on Sunday.

"Two men aged 39 and sixty years old, and 3 women aged 37, 22, and 65, were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment where they all remain in stable condition."

"The vehicle did not stop at the scene and continued to Lothian Road where it was involved in a crash with another vehicle," the statement said.

"No further people were injured."

"Officers arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the incident. Inquiries remain ongoing." the Police Scotland statement added.

(Photo credit: Edinburgh Evening News Facebook page).

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