14-year-old boy dies in Edinburgh motorcycle crash


A 14-year-old boy has died after the motorbike he was riding was in a collision with a car.

The teenager was taken to Edinburgh's Sick Kids Hospital on Friday after suffering serious injuries in the crash on the city's Silverknowes Road. He died on Saturday morning.

A passenger on the motorbike, also aged 14, is being treated at the same hospital for serious injuries.

The collision, near the junction with Silverknowes Court, happened at around 4pm and involved a white Vertigo motorcycle and a black Toyota Aygo, both heading north.

Sergeant Brian Smith, of Edinburgh's road policing unit, said: "This collision has resulted in the death of a teenage boy and our condolences are with his family at this sad time.

"Our inquiries continue in order to establish the full circumstance surrounding this, and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to get in touch.

"We're particularly eager to trace the driver of a white Mercedes limousine-style car which was travelling north on Silverknowes Road at the time, as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation."

The road was shut for nearly six hours following the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.