Edinburgh rush hour collisions spark delays amid road closures and bus diversions

Corstorphine Road

Multiple collisions are causing widespread congestion across the city on Friday at rush hour.

At around 4.18pm, police closed westbound Calder Road after the Sighthill roundabout following a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Diversions are in place and Lothian Buses diverted their routes while emergency services attended and the pedestrian was taken to hospital.

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Traffic was diverted down Broomhouse Road to Bankhead Drive.

There is widespread congestion on all surrounding and alternative routes - expect delays around Broomhouse, Saughton, Bankhead, Sighthill and Longstone.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 4pm on Friday, 24 May, 2024, police received a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and car on Calder Road, Edinburgh. Emergency services attended and the pedestrian was taken to hospital."

On social media, EdinTravel has reported a second crash on Gorgie Road at Stenhouse Drive and a third at Corstorphine Road at the Balgreen Road junction.

EdinTravel added: "About a 10-minute delay for citybound traffic on St John's Road/Corstorphine Road due to the RTC at the top of Balgreen Road."

In an image sent to Edinburgh Live, the front bumper of the car appears to be badly damaged.

An eyewitness said: “Police were stopping traffic heading into town which has led to traffic building up.

“Officers were speaking to people at the side of the road.

“The car looked really badly damaged. The front was properly crumpled and smashed up.

“I really hope everyone was ok.”

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