Cyclist named following fatal collision on Princes Street

Cyclist named following fatal collision on Princes Street

Police Scotland can confirm the name of a 23-year-old woman who died following a road traffic collision on Princes Street.

She was Zhi Min Soh of Malaysia.

The incident happened around 8.30am on Wednesday, May 31, when Ms Soh was involved in a collision with a mini-bus after falling from her pedal cycle.

Ms Soh was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, however she sadly passed away a short time later.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Dr David Kluth, Director of Undergraduate Medical Teaching at Edinburgh University’s Medical School, said: “Zhi Min was a talented, thoughtful student, who was well-respected by her peers and always keen to help. She will be deeply missed by the Medical School community.

“Our sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. We have all lost a bright star of the future.”

Officers are still investigating the circumstances of Ms Soh’s death and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Police Sergeant Fraser Wood of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Zhi Min’s family and friends as they come to terms with their loss.

“I would like to thank those who stopped in Princes Street to assist Zhi Min on Wednesday morning.

“A significant number of witnesses have come forward and we are continuing to speak to them as part of our ongoing inquiries.

“We will be in touch with all witnesses in due course.

“I would again ask anyone who may be able to help our enquiries to come forward and contact us as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact officers at Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident 643 of May 31.

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