Man dead in lorry collision as police tape off all roads leading to foot of Leith Walk

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A pedestrian has died after a collision with a lorry near the foot of Leith Walk.


Emergency services were called to the scene near the Newkirkgate shopping centre at around 1:10pm on Tuesday after reports of a serious collision involving a pedestrian.

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The Evening News has learned that a male pedestrian has passed away at the scene after being hit by a commercial lorry.

Emergency services remain at the scene.

All roads leading to the Newkirkgate shopping centre have been closed with local diversions put in place.

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Motorists have been advised to avoid the scene.

A number of Lothian Buses services are affected by the closure.

A man has died after being hit a lorry at the foot of Leith Walk. Picture: JPIMedia

A man has died after being hit a lorry at the foot of Leith Walk. Picture: JPIMedia

Multiple police units are currently on the scene. Picture: JPIMedia

Multiple police units are currently on the scene. Picture: JPIMedia

All roads leading to the Newkirkgate shopping centre have been closed with diversions put in place. Picture: JPIMedia

All roads leading to the Newkirkgate shopping centre have been closed with diversions put in place. Picture: JPIMedia

Picture: JPIMedia

Picture: JPIMedia