Police appeal after cyclist ‘seriously injured’ following crash in Gladsmuir

Police are appealing for information after a 53-year-old man was in hospital following a road traffic accident.

By Caitlyn Dewar
Monday, 7th September 2020, 7:03 am

A 53-year-old man who was involved in a road crash in Gladsmuir on Thursday has sparked an appeal from the Lothian and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit.

Officers are appealing to the public for information after the cyclist was seriously injured on the A199 in East Lothian at around 1:30pm on September 3.

The man’s bike was involved in a road crash with a large silver car, possibly a Kia, being driven by a woman on the A199 just south of the roundabout with the junction for the A1 at Gladsmuir.

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The incident happened on Thursday and the cyclist was taken to hospital

The injured cyclist was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries.

Constable Steven Tait from Lothian and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: “Police were not called to this road crash at the time and it was reported to us on Friday, 4 September. We are now carrying out enquiries and appealing for any information to help us establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash, and to trace the car involved and its driver.

“This is a busy road and at this time I would urge any witnesses to this crash, or anyone driving on the road around the time of the crash on Thursday afternoon with information or dash-cam footage to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information that can help our investigation is asked to contact Road Policing Officers through 101 quoting reference number 2223 of 4 September.