Cyclist injured in hit-and-run

The cyclist was treated for a fractured elbow at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean
The cyclist was treated for a fractured elbow at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture: Greg Macvean
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A cyclist was injured when he was knocked off his bike in a hit and run collision on Craigmillar Castle Road

The incident happened around 7pm on Monday when the cyclist and a car described as a black Ford Focus were involved in a collision. The car failed to stop following the collision, and police are now keen to trace the driver.

The 47-year-old cyclist was taken to ERI to be treated for injuries including a fracture to his elbow.

PC Kevin Worrall said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward to police. We know that a witness stopped to speak to the cyclist and had a description of the car, but left the scene before police could speak with him. If you think you are that witness, we would also urge you to contact police.”

Police in Edinburgh are also appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision on Great Junction Street, where the driver failed to stop.

The incident happened on Monday morning when a group of pedestrians were crossing Coburg Street from Great Junction Street over to North Junction Street. One of the women in the group was clipped by a car that was crossing Coburg Street onto Ferry Road, and failed to stop.

The pedestrian received a minor injury to her hip and was taken to ERI as a precaution.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.