Trauma team called after man, 30, hit by car in west of Edinburgh

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A 30-year-old man has been seriously hurt after he was struck by a car in the west of Edinburgh today.

The collision happened at the junction of Hailesland Road and Murrayburn Road, in Wester Hailes, at about 3:50pm.

The scene after today's collision.

The scene after today's collision.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh are currently in attendance following a road traffic collision at the junction of Hailesland Road and Murrayburn Road.

“The incident happened around 3.50pm on Wednesday, February 20, when a 30-year-old man was involved in a collision with a car.

“Emergency services are currently in attendance and local diversions are in place at Hailesland Road and Westside Plaza.

“Members of the public are thanked for their patience at this time.”

A pedestrian has been struck by a car in Wester Hailes. Pic: Google Maps

A pedestrian has been struck by a car in Wester Hailes. Pic: Google Maps

One witness at the scene has described seeing an ambulance in attendance and a man in a ‘serious condition’ on the pavement.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We despatched our trauma team, a paramedic response unit and an ambulance crew to the scene.”

Edinburgh Travel News, which is run by members of the council’s roads team, has tweeted that Murrayburn Road is currently closed off between Hailesland Road and the roundabout at Westside Plaza.

There are reports of heavy traffic and delays on surrounding roads as a result of the incident.

A trauma team was called to the scene today.

A trauma team was called to the scene today.

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