Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision which took place around 9am yesterday on Broomhouse Road at its roundabout junction with Broomhouse Drive.

A 17-year-old female was walking on the pavement when a Renault Clio mounted the kerb and collided with her.

As a result, the teenager sustained significant injuries to her legs and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where she remains in a serious condition.

The 85-year-old driver of the Clio was uninjured.

Road Policing Officers responded to the scene and closed the road for three hours while they conducted inquiries at the scene.

Anyone with information that can assist with this ongoing investigation is asked to come forward.

Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: “This has been a serious collision and the female pedestrian could be left with life-changing injuries as a result.

“We would urge anyone who was on Broomhouse Road on Monday morning and saw what happened to contact police immediately, if they haven’t already done so.

“In particular, we are keen to trace the occupants of a blue Vauxhall Vivaro van, which we believe was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident occur.

“These individuals, or anyone else with any other relevant information, should get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”

Those with information can contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh via 101 and quote incident number 820 of the 2nd September.