Cyclist in hospital after hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses

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A CYCLIST has been treated in hospital after being struck by a car in a hit and run.

The 33-year-old woman suffered neck and shoulder injuries after the collision in Liberton at 9.30am this morning.

She was at traffic lights at the junction of Liberton Gardens and Liberton Drive when she was knocked off her bike by a silver or blue hatchback.

An ambulance was called and the woman was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police are now hunting the driver, who failed to stop and sped off toward the Braid Hills despite being “fully aware” that they had struck the woman.

Constable Joe Kennedy said: “The female cyclist suffered some very painful injuries to her upper body, which will require several months of recovery.

“Despite being fully aware of this collision, the driver did not stop to check on the woman’s welfare or to speak with police upon their arrival.

“As such we are keen to hear from members of the public and other motorists who were in the area at the time and witnessed what happened.

“In addition anyone with information that can help trace the driver is also asked to come forward.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.