Edinburgh road closed off to traffic as emergency services race to car crash

Police have rushed to cordon off a major Edinburgh road following a serious Monday morning traffic collision involving at least two vehicles in Leith. Emergency crews responded quickly to calls from Salamander Street shortly after 10am following reports of the crash in which one car left the road. – ‘A bit odd’ Gordon Ramsay’s Edinburgh restaurant met with mixed TripAdvisor reviews

Officers erected a cordon spanning a huge stretch of the thoroughfare – which spans from Seafield to the Shore area – between the junction of Salamander Yards and Salamander Place. Images from the scene show two cars being loaded onto the back of a transporter lorry, with one, a silver Ford Fiesta, displaying significant damage.

At least four police vehicles attended the incident after being scrambled from Fettes immediately following the collision. Highway Maintenance personnel were also on the scene alongside recovery teams, however it is currently unknown whether there were any injuries as a result of the incident.

A smashed up car is removed from the scene in Leith.

Picture: EdinburghLive.

One eyewitness told Edinburgh Live: “It looked extremely serious, they were loading two cars onto the back of a truck and one of them had been really badly broken by whatever happened. Sign up for Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inbox “When I first saw it, it looked like one of the cars was on the pavement pointing towards the fence, but I’m not sure what caused the crash.

“Whatever happened, I just hope everyone involved is ok.”

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.