Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man seriously hurt in Edinburgh lorry crash

Leven Street, Edinburgh
Image caption Leven Street in Edinburgh was closed for four hours after the accident

A man is in hospital with serious head injuries after being knocked down by a lorry in Edinburgh.

Scott Murray, 31, was crossing Leven Street in Tollcross at 01:20 when he was hit. He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The road was closed for four hours for a police investigation. The driver of the vehicle has been detained, and police are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened close to the Blackbird Inn.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "The man suffered serious head injuries as a result of this collision, and we want anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened close to the Blackbird Inn, to contact police immediately."

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