City centre chaos as three-car crash closes Royal Mile
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The incident happened at the junction of New Street and the Canongate near the Canon's Gait pub shortly before 4pm.
A police spokeswoman said it was believed to have been the result of a car spinning.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said a woman was treated for a head injury at the scene and no-one was taken to hospital.
A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire Service said: "Firefighters from Tollcross attended the scene. No-one was trapped in the incident.
"Firefighters made the vehicles safe and the road was washed down of accident debris."
Police closed off a stretch of road from St Mary's Street to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and diverted traffic from the street for 40 minutes until the vehicles were removed.