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Edinburgh cyclist seriously injured after being struck by van driver

The police are appealing for witnesses of the hit and run incident

Police are appealing for witnesses in a hit-and-run incident that left a 39-year-old woman seriously injured after being struck by a van driver in Edinburgh.

The woman was cycling on Old Dalkeith Road when she was hit by a vehicle at its junction with Walter Scott Avenue at around 11.35am on Saturday, 28th May 2022.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop at the scene; the vehicle is believed to be a small white van or similar.

Emergency services attended the cyclist and she was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses in order to trace the van and its driver.

Constable Gary Barkham from Edinburgh Road Policing, said: “We are asking for anyone who was in the area around the time of the crash, or anyone with information on the vehicle involved, to please get in touch. Any information could prove useful to our investigation.”

You can contact the police by calling 101, quoting incident 1468 of 28 May. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

[Main image: Michael Curi/Flickr]

Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops. 

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