Horrified revellers raced to lift a car off a man who became trapped underneath it when it crashed.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was hit by the vehicle on Great Junction Street in Leith, Edinburgh, on Saturday night.

Around 12 people ran towards the incident and helped to lift the car to free the him, according to Daily Mail.

The man was said to be seriously injured and was taken to hospital.

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Locals speculated that the horror was caused by the driver losing control and said he was "friendly" with the man he hit.

One local told the Daily Record: "Apparently the driver lost control and hit someone he knew.
'Loads of folk rushed to help and get the car off the guy who was hit. He looked seriously hurt but no one has heard how he is yet."

Another said: "It was my daughter's friends who helped lift the car and rather proud of them all.

"One young lad tried to knock down a certain person but hit his own pal instead. A few people seen the lot and gave statements to police."

Community activist Michael Traill wrote on Twitter: "Serious accidents on Great Junction Street on Friday and Saturday night.

"Thoughts with those injured. Driver or pedestrian error?"

It was the second incident on the same street within 24 hours.

On Friday night, a man was hit by a vehicle and was taken to hospital for head injuries.

He reportedly needed six stitches to his head would and stayed in A&E overnight.

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Both incidents are being investigated by Police Scotland. MailOnline has contacted the force for comment.