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Edinburgh pedestrian killed by taxi

posted 26 Jan 2013, 05:42 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 26 Jan 2013, 05:46 ]

A man has died after being hit by a taxi in Edinburgh in the early hours of the morning.

The 64-year-old man was crossing the road at the junction of Marchmont Road and Warrander Park Road when he was struck by a black cab.

He suffered severe head injuries, and died after being taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The incident happened at about 03:10. Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.