Cyclist Dies After Crash With Bus In Edinburgh City Centre

31 May 2017, 14:01

Edinburgh cyclist crash

A cyclist has died after she came off her bike and was then hit by a minibus at a busy junction in Edinburgh city centre.

It is understood the woman fell off when the wheels of her bike got stuck in tram tracks on Princes Street.

The 24-year-old was then hit by a tour company minibus.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, but she later died.

The incident happened at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Road at around 8.30am on Wednesday.

Police are appealing for information about the collision.

Sergeant Fraser Wood, from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh, said: "Sadly as a result of this collision, the young woman sustained injuries that she could not recover from. Our sympathies are with her family and friends at this time.

"As part of our ongoing investigation we remain keen to speak to members of the public who witnessed this incident, or who have information that can assist us in establishing the full circumstances of what happened.''

The west end of Princes Street was closed and diversions were put in place for a time following the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 643 of May 31.