Man dies after being hit by cab

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A 64-YEAR-OLD pedestrian died after being struck by a taxi in Edinburgh in the early hours yesterday.

The man was crossing at the junction of Marchmont Road and Warrender Park Road when he was struck by a black hackney cab, 
police said.

He suffered severe head ­injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he later died.

Police have appealed 
for any witnesses to the 
incident which happened at 3.10am.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “We are still trying to establish the full circumstances of this collision, which tragically resulted in a man’s death.

“Despite the time at which the incident occurred, there may have been other pedestrians or motorists in the area ­returning home who can perhaps help with our ­investigation.

“Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact police immediately.”

The road was closed for about four hours while ­officers examined the scene.

In a separate accident in the Highlands yesterday, a climber is believed to have fallen more than 400ft to his death on Ben Nevis.

The man – aged in his 20s or early 30s – fell while climbing the popular 
Tower Ridge route.