Police and paramedics rush to accident involving moped in centre of Edinburgh

Rush-hour crash on busy Edinburgh road

POLICE and paramedics were called to a rush-hour accident involving a moped in Edinburgh city centre.

A Police Scotland spokesman said they had received a call at 7.45am, reporting a crash involving a car and a motorbike in York Place, outside the Ballantrae Hotel, close to the junction with North St Andrew Street.

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One passer-by said they saw a lad being treated by paramedics and police speaking to witnesses.

Police were called to York Place around 7.45am

Police later said the moped rider had been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution, but he did not appear to be badly injured.