Fatal accident enquiry

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Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Saturday 17 September on Newcraighall Road.

The incident opposite Newcraighall Fire Station occurred at around 11.10am when a black Mazda MX5, which was travelling eastbound, collided with a black Hyundai at a set of traffic lights.

The male driver of the black Hyundai then went to check on the 65-year-old male driver of the MX5 and found him to be unwell.

Emergency services were called and the 65-year-old was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment. He was subsequently transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow, where he sadly passed away on Wednesday 28 September.

Officers are investigating this incident and are appealing to the public for information.

Police Sergeant Brian Smith of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit said: “This collision sadly resulted in the death of a man and we are eager to gather as much information as possible.

“Anyone who was on Newcraighall Road on Saturday, September 17, at around 11am and saw either vehicle is asked to get in touch with us immediately.”

You can contact Police Scoland on 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries and in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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