Hit and Run Collision in Liberton

Published 17 April 2014

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured during a hit and run collision in the Capital.

The incident happened around 9.30am today (Thursday) in the Liberton area of the city.

A 33-year-old woman was riding north along Liberton Gardens when she reached the traffic lights at the junction with Liberton Drive.

At this time she was involved in a collision with a silver/blue hatchback car, which caused her to fall to the ground.

The driver failed to stop at the scene and continued on towards the Braid Hills.

Ambulance staff responded along with police and the woman was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she is being treated for injuries to her neck and shoulder.

Anyone who can assist officers with their investigation into this incident is asked to contact police immediately.

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.

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