Harry Slade dies after Lindsay Road crash

A Pensioner has died after being seriously injured in a road collision in the capital.

The scene of the incident on Lindsay Road. Pic: @Brusuth
The scene of the incident on Lindsay Road. Pic: @Brusuth

Harry Slade, an 81-year-old pedestrian, was involved in a collision with a Kia Picanto car at around 1.15pm yesterday in Lindsay Road and sustained serious injuries.

He was helped by Members of the public, including an off duty doctor who provided emergency first aid until the Scottish Ambulance Service arrived.

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Mr Slade was then taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, but despite treatment he later passed away as a result of his injuries.

Road Policing Officers closed the road for around four hours on Wednesday while they conducted their investigation.

Enquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and Police have urged anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

Road Policing Sergeant, Ross Drummond said: “The driver of the Kia stopped immediately and has been helping officers with their enquiry into this incident.

“We are now keen to hear from other motorists or members of the public as we look to establish exactly what happened.

“Officers have managed to speak with a number of those who provided emergency assistance to Mr Slade, but we believe there may be others who witnessed the collision and would urge these individuals to contact police immediately.

“Mr Slade was wearing a distinctive maroon-coloured jacket and a tweed hat. If you remember seeing him around the time of the collision the please get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.