Pensioner in hospital after being hit by car

A PENSIONER suffered leg injuries after being struck by a car in Longstone last night.

The 73-year-old was knocked down by a Vauxhall Astra while crossing the carriageway at Kingsknowe Road North at around 11.40pm.

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Paramedics took the injured man to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The motorist involved in the crash is understood to have been charged with careless and inconsiderate driving.