A cyclist died yesterday after she came off her bike and was then hit by a tourist minibus
It is understood that the woman fell off when the wheels of her bicycle got stuck in tram tracks on Princes Street.
The un-named 24-year-old was then hit by a Rabbie’s Tour company minibus.
She suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, but later died.
The incident happened at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Road during morning rush hour at around 8.30am yesterday.
Police were last night appealing for information about the collision and looking for witnesses.
Sergeant Fraser Wood, from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh, said: “Sadly, as a result of this collision, the young woman sustained injuries that she could not recover from. Our sympathies are with her family and friends at this time.
It is understood that the woman fell off when the wheels of her bicycle got stuck in tram tracks
“As part of our ongoing investigation we remain keen to speak to members of the public who witnessed this incident, or who have information that can assist us in establishing the full circumstances of what happened.”
Our sympathies are with her family and friends at this time
Sergeant Fraser Wood
The west end of Princes Street was closed and diversions were put in place for a time following the incident.
A spokeswoman for Rabbie’s said yesterday: “Unfortunately, it was a Rabbie’s Tour bus involved in the incident this morning involving a cyclist.
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The incident happened at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Road during morning rush hour
“Our driver and passengers are assisting police with their investigation at this time.”
The roads surrounding the scene were closed off while officers conducted their investigations.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 643 of May 31.