Edinburgh Mercedes driver gets 'trapped on bollard' at busy tourist hotspot

A motorist in Edinburgh's city centre has become trapped on a bollard.

In an image shared with Edinburgh Live, a silver Mercedes appears to have become trapped as it tried to enter a pedestrianised zone on the Royal Mile.

Several tourists and bystanders could be seen trying to help rescue the car.

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The incident is understood to have taken place at around 3.30pm on Wednesday July 10 by St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh City Council workers were also understood to be trying to free the vehicle.

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Visible signs can be seen in the image informing drivers not to try to access the road however that does not seem to have deterred this one road user.

A picture from the site shows a bollard lodged underneath the front bumper of the five door Merc.

"The sound when they hit the bollard made a loud crash," one tourist said. "The bollards have been put down in an attempt to help but the one they went over is stuck.

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"It is so badly wedged that the car can'r move. Someone from the council office and one of the tour operators are on their phones trying to help the driver."

It is not known if the driver was able to free themselves from the bollard.