85 Year Old Woman Killed In Refuse Truck Collision

woman-killed-in-waste-vehicle-accidentAn 85 year old woman was killed following a collision with a refuse vehicle in Edinburgh on Sunday (17 April).

Police in Edinburgh are now for witnesses of the accident, which occurred on Morningside Road, near to Jordan Lane, at around 11:45am.

In particular, officers want to trace a man who was seen standing outside Stefanos Chip Shop and left visibly upset.

 “Our investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and I am today urging anyone who was in the area around the time of this collision to come forward”

Police also want to speak with a pedestrian who was seen crossing the same stretch of road shortly before the incident itself.

Sergeant Andrew Miller of the road policing unit said: “Our investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and I am today urging anyone who was in the area around the time of this collision to come forward.

“In particular, I’m keen to speak with a man who was standing on a nearby pavement and wearing a light coloured jumper. He was visibly upset and may have witnessed the tragic events as they unfolded.

“Similarly, I want to hear from a pedestrian who was crossing the same stretch of road shortly before the collision.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland.

The specifics around the accident and the identity of the victim have not yet been released.

The tragic accident is the second fatal refuse vehicle collision in as many weeks. Only last week a refuse collector was killed after being hit by his own vehicle in Daventry.

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