Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Edinburgh City Bypass

A man has died after being hit by a car on the Edinburgh City Bypass.

Police said the 47-year-old was walking along the road at Straiton Junction when he was struck by a Vauxhall Insignia at about 19:20 on Thursday.

He suffered serious injuries and died while being taken to hospital.

The car involved stopped and remained at the scene. Officers are trying to establish what the man was doing on the carriageway and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway. The road was closed for more than four hours while investigations were carried out.

Sgt Brian Jones from Police Scotland said: "We are currently trying to establish why the man was on foot and what he was doing on the carriageway and we are keen to hear from motorists who were on the road at the time.

"Similarly anyone with any further information relevant to our investigation is asked to contact police immediately."

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