Pregnant woman in critical condition after bus collision

25 January 2018, 13:30 | Updated: 25 January 2018, 13:32

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

A heavily pregnant woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a bus in Edinburgh.

The 31-year-old suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Her unborn child is believed to be unharmed.

The collision happened at the junction of Lansdowne Crescent and Palmerston Place in Haymarket around 7pm on Wednesday.

The woman, who police say was "heavily pregnant", was involved in a collision with a number 26 Lothian Bus as she crossed the junction as the vehicle turned into Lansdowne Crescent.

The junction was closed for an hour as police conducted investigations.

Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said:  "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with everyone involved.

"We are currently investigating this collision and we are eager to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it.

"I would ask anyone who was in the Palmerston Place area around 7pm on Wednesday, January 24, and saw this collision, to get in touch with us at their earliest convenience."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.