Cyclist, 36, dies after collision with Mercedes Sprinter van in Edinburgh

A 36-year-old cyclist has died following a collision with a van in the south of Edinburgh.

Police confirmed that the man died in hospital following the crash with a Mercedes Sprinter van on Mount Vernon Road, at the crossroads junction with Gilmerton Road, at about 8:45am on Thursday.

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The driver of the van was not injured in the collision. Sergeant Jennifer Forbes, of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased at this terrible time".“I’d like to thank those members of the public who have contacted us with information on the collision over the past few days and continue to appeal for any other witnesses to come forward, particularly if you have possible dashcam footage of the incident itself or either the vehicle or the cyclist in the area shortly beforehand.”Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting incident number 1312 of 26 June.

The collision happened at the crossroads where Mount Vernon Road meets Gilmerton Road.