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Five injured, including children, as car collides with pedestrians and parked taxi in Edinburgh

A car colliding with pedestrians and a stationary taxi in Edinburgh's Cowgate area on Thursday evening left five people injured, including two children.

According to witnesses, the accident occurred at approximately 6.55pm when a Volkswagen Golf struck multiple pedestrians before colliding with a stationary taxi. The impact of the collision caused significant damage to both vehicles and left several individuals in need of medical attention.

Among the injured were two women aged 50 and 42, a 54-year-old man, an 11-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old girl. They were promptly transported to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to receive the essential treatment required after being hit by the car.

Additionally, the 50-year-old male taxi driver, whose vehicle had been stationary, was said to have escaped injury.

The 53-year-old male driver of the Volkswagen Golf was subsequently arrested and is currently in police custody as investigations into the incident continue.

Fortunately, four of the injured individuals were released from the hospital after receiving adequate medical care. However, the 50-year-old woman remains under close observation but is reported to be in stable condition.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.55pm on Thursday 2 November, officers were called to a report of a road crash on Cowgate, Edinburgh.

“Two women aged 50 and 42 years, a 54-year-old man, an 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl had been struck by a Volkswagen Golf. The car had also struck a stationary taxi being driven by a 50-year-old man.

“The pedestrians were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The 50-year-old woman’s condition is described by hospital staff as stable. The others were released after treatment. The driver of the taxi was uninjured.

“A 53-year-old man has been arrested and released pending further enquiry. The investigation is continuing.”


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