Man serious after being hit by lorry in Edinburgh

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was hit by a reversing lorry in Edinburgh.

The 74-year-old man was walking home along Newcraighall Road at about 14:00 on Thursday when he was knocked down at the AMCO construction site.

He received serious leg and torso injuries and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police partially closed the road for about four hours while they carried out an investigation at the scene.

Sgt Brian Smith appealed for witnesses.

He said: "The elderly male has sustained some serious injuries as a result of this collision and we are now keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time.

"Motorists, pedestrians and other members of the public who witnessed the incident, or who have information relevant to this investigation are asked to contact police immediately."

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