Motorbike thieves' miracle escape as they flee scene of horror Edinburgh crash with car

Ferry Road was closed by police following the collision
Ferry Road was closed by police following the collision -Credit:Edinburgh Live

A motorbike thief and his pillion passenger fled the scene of a horror crash with a car in Edinburgh.

The pair had a miracle escape after the smash which left debris sprawled across the road last night.

Emergency services raced to the junction at Groathill on Ferry Road shortly before 7pm. A picture taken from the scene shows the motorcycle lying on the middle of the road, with a Lothian bus stopped ahead of it.

Police have now launched a probe into the crash, and confirmed that the motorcycle had previously been reported stolen.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.40pm on Tuesday, 21 May, 2024 we were called to a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Ferry Road, Edinburgh.

“Officers attended however the driver and passenger of the motorcycle had made off.

“The motorcycle had earlier been reported stolen.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

Last night Lothian Buses were forced to divert their number 21 and 29 services due to the road being closed.

The bus operator said: "Due to a road closure [the 21] buses are unable to serve Ferry Road at Wester Drylaw and are instead diverted via Groathill Road North, Telford Road, Hillhouse Road and Corbiehill Road in both directions until further notice."

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