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Man hit by bus on Edinburgh's Princes Street in critical condition

Princes street junction with Frederick Street Pic: Zoe MacDonald

A pedestrian is in a critical condition in hospital after being knocked down by a bus in the centre of Edinburgh.

The 65-year-old man was hit by the number 41 Lothian bus just before 10:45 at the junction between Princes Street and Frederick Street.

The Scottish Ambulance Service was on the scene within three minutes of the 999 call and took him to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police are appealing for witnesses. The roads was partly closed.

A spokesman for Lothian Buses said: "We can confirm that there was an incident involving a pedestrian and one of our vehicles this morning.

"Our staff supported the emergency services at the scene and we will continue to support police as they investigate the incident."

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "A 65-year-old man has been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.

"Road closures are currently in place on Princes Street and Frederick Street to allow emergency services access, and the public are advised to seek alternative routes at this time."

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