Safety of Musselburgh junction to be reviewed

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The busy junction

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Roads bosses have agreed to review safety at a busy Musselburgh junction following the latest in a series of collisions and near misses.

Four people were lucky to escape serious injury when the Peugeot car in which they were travelling smashed into a lamppost at the junction of High Street and Dalrymple .

Startling footage of the incident - now seen by hundreds of people - was captured by the on-board video camera of a driving instructor as he waited at nearby traffic lights on February 15.

It shows the Peugeot colliding with the lighting column outside the Caprice restaurant after swerving to avoid a Fiat, which appears to turn directly into its path.

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The 69-year-old male driver of the Fiat was unhurt, but two women and two four-year-old girls in the Peugeot suffered minor injuries.

On Sunday, Dalrymple Loan was closed for almost five hours while the lamppost was replaced by East Lothian Council.

The accident has since led to calls from Musselburgh SNP councillors Stuart Currie and John Williamson for improved safety at the junction.

Full story in this week’s Musselburgh News, on sale now.

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