Cyclist Who Died After Being Hit By Minibus Named By Police

2 June 2017, 19:02 | Updated: 2 June 2017, 19:03

Edinburgh cyclist crash

A cyclist who died after being hit by a minibus in Edinburgh city centre has been identified by police.

Zhi Min Soh, 23, of Malaysia, was involved in the accident at around 8.30am on Wednesday.

Ms Soh came off her bike before being hit by a tour company minibus.

She was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment but died a short time later.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Dr David Kluth, director of Undergraduate Medical Teaching at Edinburgh University's Medical School, said: ''Zhi Min was a talented, thoughtful student, who was well respected by her peers and always keen to help.

''She will be deeply missed by the Medical School community.

''Our sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. We have all lost a bright star of the future.''

Officers are still investigating the circumstances of Ms Soh's death and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Police Sergeant Fraser Wood of Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said: ''This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Zhi Min's family and friends as they come to terms with their loss.

''I would like to thank those who stopped in Princes Street to assist Zhi Min on Wednesday morning.

''A significant number of witnesses have come forward and we are continuing to speak to them as part of our ongoing inquiries. We will be in touch with all witnesses in due course.''