Two People Killed In Edinburgh Road Traffic Collision

Expert Calls For Answers Over Serious Car Crash


Police are appealing for witnesses in relation to a serious road traffic collision in Edinburgh which led to the deaths of two drivers in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 19th).

A man and woman were killed in the head-on collision close to the Sheriffhall roundabout in the city, with some eyewitnesses suggesting that one car was travelling the wrong way along the westbound carriageway before hitting the other vehicle.

Lothian and Borders Police have commenced an investigation but are also asking for anyone else with information to come forward.

Elaine Russell, a serious injury expert who represents victims of road traffic collisions through her work at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said it was vital that officers are able to put together a full picture of what happened.

She said: “The loved ones of the two people killed in this crash will undoubtedly be seeking answers as to how this happened, as well as some reassurances that measures can be put in place to prevent anyone else suffering in a similar manner.

“Road traffic collisions can have a devastating impact on families, with so many people suffering serious and fatal injuries in such incidents every year.

“It is vital that authorities can learn as much about this incident as possible so that standards of road safety can be improved and more people can be protected from such terrible incidents.”