ERI airlift for crash victim

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A RUNNER had to be airlifted to hospital after she was struck by a car while jogging.

The 39-year-old was involved in the collision on the A71 at the Kirknewton Road junction at around 9am 

She suffered multiple minor injuries in the incident, and was conscious and breathing when emergency services reached the scene.

Police closed the road while a helicopter was scrambled to transport the woman to be treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Part of the A71 was closed for around six hours.