TWO teenagers are in hospital after colliding with a police car while on a motorcycle in the early hours of this morning.

The accident happened near Dalkeith on Salters Road at around 4.20am.

The road between Whitecraig and Dalkeith remains closed and diversions are in place.

Police said two 16-year-olds were injured in the accident.

It is understood the officers involved received only minor injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police 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.”