Cyclist left with memory problems after suspected hit and run

A CYCLIST has been left with such serious injuries after a suspected hit and run that she has no idea what happened.

The 27 year-old woman fractured her collar bone and damaged her head after the crash.

Today she is stable in hospital but police issued an appeal for witnesses in a bid to find out whether she was hit or fell off her bike.

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She was cycling along Edinburgh's Easter Road just before 8.30am on Tuesday morning and is thought to have been struck by a car turning on to Dalmeny Street.

While the injured driver was still on the ground, the driver of the greyish-blue car drove off towards Leith Walk.

Police said all accounts given by witnesses so far were also unable to clarify what happened to the cyclist.

Detectives want to speak to the people who stopped to help the woman while she waited for an ambulance.

A Lothian and Borders police spokesman said: "Officers are still trying to determine whether or not the woman has been injured as a result of just a fall, or whether or not the car actually struck her.

"To aid our investigation, we would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or who can provide us with a more detailed description of the vehicle that failed to stop to contact police immediately.

"We are also particularly keen to speak to the driver of the car and would ask that they make themselves known to police and assist us with our enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or the charity Crimestoppers.