Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Biker in hospital after taxi crash in Edinburgh

A biker is being treated in hospital for a leg injury following a crash with a taxi in Edinburgh.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident on South Bridge, which happened at 23.20 on Wednesday.

A black cab was turning onto the High Street when it was in collision with a Honda motorbike travelling in the opposite direction.

The 20-year-old male rider was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The road was closed for two hours.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Despite the time of night at which this incident occurred, the High Street and surrounding area is continually busy and any motorists or pedestrians who witnessed the collision are asked to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, anyone with any other information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch."

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