Man charged over Grassmarket hit-and-run

Police closed the Grassmarket to traffic while they investigated. Picture: Julie Bull
Police closed the Grassmarket to traffic while they investigated. Picture: Julie Bull
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A MAN has been arrested and charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident that took place on Sunday at the Grassmarket.

A pedestrian in his 50s was left fighting for his life after he was hit by a red car, while walking across a zebra crossing by the Apex International Hotel.

The man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean

The man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean

After the incident, which happened at around 9.45pm, the driver of the vehicle sped off towards Lothian road and the pedestrian was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.