Two lorries collide near Edinburgh Airport

TRAFFIC in west Edinburgh was snarled today by two serious accidents, causing delays on the approach to Edinburgh Airport and getting the bank holiday getaway off to a stressful start.

Two lorries collided with each other on the A8 near Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Owen McGhee/Twitter
Two lorries collided with each other on the A8 near Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Owen McGhee/Twitter

Traffic was diverted after two lorries collided on the A8 just outside the airport around 2.45pm - flipping one of the vehicles onto its side.

Police have closed off the west-bound ramp heading onto the motorway, with traffic being directed via the Newbridge Roundabout and onto the east-bound ramp. Air travellers reported major delays.

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A police spokeswoman said neither driver had been injured in the crash.

In a separate incident, two people were taken to hospital after a motorbike and a car collided on a motorway at around 5.20pm.

The accident, which happened on the A71 around 400 metres east of Kirknewton, saw a man suffer broken bones and a woman treated for shock at the scene.

The woman was later taken to St John’s Hospital for further treatment.

A fire service spokesman confirmed two pumps had attended the crash, closing off the road for around an hour.