A person has been arrested after a nine-year-old woman was left with critical head and leg accidents after being concerned in a three-car crash in Dalkeith.
The collision – involving a Ford Transit van, Mitsubishi Outlander and Vauxhall Vivaro van – occurred on Easthouses Street at about four:50pm on Thursday afternoon.
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Police stated the Ford Transit van was travelling south on the time and was concerned in a collision with the Mitsubishi, which was in entrance, earlier than colliding with the Vauxhall van travelling north.
The 34-year-old male driver of the Transit was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for therapy to an arm harm earlier than being arrested in reference to the collision.
Three women aged 13, 9 and 5 had been additionally inside the Transit, together with a seven-year-old boy.
The police assertion stated: “The nine-year-old sustained important accidents to her head and leg and was taken to the Sick Children Hospital the place she stays in a critical situation.”
The opposite youngsters sustained solely minor accidents, as did the male driver of the Vauxhall Vivaro.
Occupants of the Mitsubishi had been unhurt.
Inspector Andy Gibb, from the Street Policing Unit in Dalkeith, stated: “Whereas we have now one man in custody following this collision, we’re nonetheless conducting our inquiries to ascertain the complete circumstances and would ask different motorists who had been on the street on the time, and witnessed what occurred, to contact police instantly.
“Likewise, in the event you consider you’ve any related dash-cam footage capturing the incident, then please additionally come ahead.”
These with info can contact the Street Policing Unit in Dalkeith by way of 101 and quote incident quantity 2867 of the 15th August.