Tourist hit by bus at accident 'blackspot' in Edinburgh

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Tourist hit by bus at accident blackspot in Edinburgh



A tourist was hit by a bus at a tram diversion in Edinburgh.

The accident happened less than one month after another tourist visiting Scotland's capital was killed in the same place.

According to the Scotsman, the man, thought to be named Thomas, suffered injuries to his leg after the bus clipped him while it was on diversion through Palmerston Place.

The 43-year-old reportedly fell to the ground and people rushed to help him, while the Citylink bus driver continued without stopping.

Police are investigating the incident and said their inquiries are ongoing.

A Scottish Citylink spokesperson said: "Police are investigating an incident in Edinburgh on Saturday which involved a third party bus provider who was operating on our behalf. Safety is our absolute priority and we will assist with the investigation in any way we can."

In March, a 71-year-old Russian tourist died in the spot when she was hit by a van. Galina Tuyakova, from Moscow, was on holiday with a friend when the collision happened at Palmerston Place, STV reported.

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