Man, 21, dies in horror crash in Edinburgh

A pedestrian has died this morning after being hit by a car in a horrific crash.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene of the accident on Calder Road in Sighthill, Edinburgh.

A pedestrian died in Edinburgh this morning after a collision with a car


A pedestrian died in Edinburgh this morning after a collision with a carPhoto credit: Getty

The alarm was raised around 7am after reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Unfortunately, a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man driving the silver Toyota Auris involved in the horror accident was unharmed.

The road was closed until about 12:10 p.m. to allow police to investigate the scene.

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Police confirmed that an investigation is ongoing to clarify the full circumstances of the accident.

Sergeant Barry Sommerville said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances and I would urge anyone who has information that has not yet been released to the police to get in touch with us.

“We’d also like to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area.

“Anyone with information can call 101 quoting the reference number 0497 dated July 4, 2023.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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