Pedesrian Critical After Musselburgh Collision

19 February 2016, 15:27

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car.

The 39-year-old was crossing Monktonhall Terrace in Musselburgh, East Lothian, when he was hit by a southbound Volkswagen Golf, causing a serious head injury.

The accident happened at about 6.50pm on Thursday.

The injured man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and he was then transferred to the city's Western General Hospital.

Police said he remains in a "critical condition''.

The road was closed for around three hours while officers carried out inquiries and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Gary Taylor, from the road policing unit at Dalkeith, said: "As part of our inquiries we are eager to speak with any other motorists or pedestrians who were on Monktonhall Terrace at 6.50pm on Thursday evening and who witnessed this collision.

"I would ask that anyone who believes they have information relevant to this incident to contact police immediately.''

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.