Two teenagers have been rushed to hospital after the motorbike they were riding collided with a police car early this morning.
The collision occurred just after 4am on Salter Road, Dalkeith and it’s understood the bike was stolen.
It’s been confirmed that the police car was not in pursuit of the bike at the time of the collision.
The two 16-year-old’s remain in hospital being treated for non life threatening injuries.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Midlothian are investigating following a road traffic collision on Salters Road in Dalkeith.
“The incident happened at around 4.20am on Wednesday 13 June when a motorcycle was involved in a collision with a police vehicle.
“Two 16-year-old youths were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service.
“The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place. The public are asked to avoid the area if possible.
“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0380 of 13 June.”
The road is expected to remain closed for the next few hours.