Cyclist dies after wheels get stuck in tram tracks

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A cyclist hungered yesterday after she came off her bike and was then hit by a tourist minibus

It is conceded that the woman fell off when the wheels of her bicycle got stuck in constrain tracks on Princes Street.

The un-named 24-year-old was then hit by a Rabbie’s Enlistment company minibus.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Nursing home of Edinburgh, but later died.

The incident happened at the combination of Princes Street and Lothian Road during morning rush hour at on all sides 8.30am yesterday.

Police were last night appealing for info about the collision and looking for witnesses.

Sergeant Fraser Wood, from the Freeway Policing Unit in Edinburgh, said: “Sadly, as a result of this smash, the young woman sustained injuries that she could not recover from. Our agreements are with her family and friends at this time.

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It is understood that the sweetheart fell off when the wheels of her bicycle got stuck in tram tracks

“As large of our ongoing investigation we remain keen to speak to members of the public who showed this incident, or who have information that can assist us in establishing the rounded out circumstances of what happened.”

Our sympathies are with her family and friends at this chance

Sergeant Fraser Wood

The west end of Princes Street was closed and games were put in place for a time following the incident.

A spokeswoman for Rabbie’s thought yesterday: “Unfortunately, it was a Rabbie’s Tour bus involved in the incident this morning comprising a cyclist.

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The incident happened at the junction of Princes Street and Lothian Avenue during morning rush hour

“Our driver and passengers are assisting oversee with their investigation at this time.”

The roads surrounding the whereabouts were closed off while officers conducted their investigations.

Anyone with facts is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 643 of May 31.

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