Woman in hospital after ‘hit and run’ collision with cyclist

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A 56-year-old woman has been treated in hospital after she was hit by a cyclist while crossing a road in the Capital.

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following the incident, which happened on Chapel Street, near George Square, at around 5.25pm on Thursday.

After she was struck, the woman fell to the ground, sustaining a serious injury to her face.

She was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

The cyclist failed to stop at the scene and inquiries are now ongoing to trace this individual.

Constable Bob MacNeil said: “This collision resulted in the pedestrian sustaining a very painful injury that required medical attention. However, the cyclist did not stop to check on the woman or assist with our inquiries and we are now urging this female to contact us immediately. In addition, anyone who was in the area and witnessed this incident, or who has information that can assist with our inquiries is also urged to get in touch.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.