Pedestrian dies in accident with lorry on Edinburgh city bypass

A man has died after he was hit by a lorry outside Edinburgh.

A Mercedes HGV hit a pedestrian on the A720 Edinburgh city bypass at the Lothianburn junction on the westbound carriageway at 11.40pm yesterday.

The 35-year-old man died at the scene.

No other vehicles or people were involved in the incident.

A section of the westbound carriageway of the bypass was closed for four hours while emergency services attended the scene and police carried out an investigation.

* An earlier version of this story wrongly stated the lorry driver was killed in this accident.

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