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Edinburgh police seek witnesses after cyclist's mystery fall

Officers seek those who helped woman and driver of car seen nearby

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 27-year-old female cyclist suffered head injuries and was left with amnesia after coming off her bike on Tuesday morning on Dalmeny Street, off Easter Road.

In particular, Lothian & Borders are eager to talk to passers-by who stopped to help the cyclist, as well as the driver of “a greyish-blue car” seen in the vicinity, according to The Scotsman, which may have been involved in the incident.

The cyclist was taken to hospital following the accident, where she was treated for a head wound and a broken collarbone, and has no recollection of what happened, including whether she was struck by a vehicle or if something else caused her to fall.

Sergeant John Griffiths promised that police would "get to the bottom of what happened," and asked for witnesses to get in touch.

"We are still trying to establish whether the cyclist's injuries were a result of her hitting the car or falling from her bicycle,” he said.

"A number of people stopped to assist the woman and we are eager to hear from them as a matter of priority.

"Of course we also want to speak to the driver of the car who we urge to make himself or herself known to the police.

He continued: "If the driver has done nothing wrong and was just on their way to work or school we will get to the bottom of it. They may not even have realised they were involved."

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 0131-311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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