Busy Edinburgh street closed as police warn 'avoid area' after emergency incident

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Emergency services rushed to a busy Edinburgh street outside a leisure park on Monday afternoon following a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian.

Images taken from Dundee Street, opposite Fountain Park, show several ambulances and police cars parked on the road at around 5pm on June 17 as concerned passers-by watch on.

Lothian Buses have since issued a service alert after police were forced to close the road, with one eye witness reporting heavy traffic starting to build in the area.

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Services 1, 34 and 35 are affected as the travel provider wrote: "Due to a road closure buses are unable to serve Dundee Street, Fountainbridge and Semple Street and are instead diverted via West Approach Road until further notice."

In other pictures, three ambulances and a police van, as well as road police, can be seen on the street with the road closed outside Boroughmuir High School. According to police, emergency services responded to a crash between a cyclist and a pedestrian as people are being warned to avoid the area.

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A Police Spokesperson said: "Dundee Street is closed between Viewforth and Gibson Terrace due to a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian. Emergency services are in attendance and people are being urged to avoid the area.

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