Boy, 11, riding bike dies after collision with bin lorry in Edinburgh | UK News

An 11-year-old boy has died following a collision with a bin lorry in Edinburgh.

The schoolboy was riding his bicycle when the crash occurred on Whitehouse Road at around 8.20am on Friday.

Police Scotland said the incident happened near to the junction with Braehead Road.

Emergency services attended, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of the bin lorry was uninjured.

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Inspector Andrew Thomson, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the boy’s family and friends at this time.

“Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and I would urge anyone who may have information which has not yet been passed to police to get in touch.

“I would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or private CCTV footage from the area.”