Forth bridge cyclists collide

TWO cyclists collided on the Forth Road Bridge leaving one with serious head injuries.

A 57-year-old man from Auchtermuchty in Fife and a 15-year-old Edinburgh boy, cycling in opposite directions, were involved in a head-on collision on the southbound footway of the bridge at 6.15pm yesterday.

A consultant and nurse were dispatched from the ERI in an ambulance service emergency four-wheel drive vehicle yesterday evening to treat the man at the scene. He was taken to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline for further treatment, and his condition was described as "stable".

The younger cyclist was not injured in the collision.