Police name man who died in Murrayburn Road collision

Police name man who died in Murrayburn Road collision

Police in Edinburgh can confirm the name of a 42-year-old man who died following a road traffic collision on Murrayburn Road. 

He was Paul Forsyth of Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 3.50pm on Wednesday 20th February on Murrayburn Road, near to the junction with Hailesland Road, when Mr Forsyth was involved in a collision with a black Ford Focus. 

Mr Forsyth sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and sadly died at the scene. 

Hailesland Road was closed for collision investigations and reopened later that evening.  Inquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing.

Officers are urging anyone with information regarding the incident, who has not already spoken to police, to come forward. 

Inspector Roger Park of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit said:  “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Paul’s family. 

“We are still investigating this collision and wish to speak to anyone who may have information.  

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

“We would also encourage anyone with dashcam footage that can assist our investigation to get in touch and allow us to view it.”

Those with information can contact officers at Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit on 101, quoting incident number 2376 of February 20, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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