Police hunt for hit and run driver after cyclist injured

POLICE have launched a hunt for a hit and run driver – who may not even know they have been involved in an accident. It comes after a 27-year-old cyclist was rushed to hospital with head injuries following a suspected crash on Dalmeny Street off Easter Road.

But the injuries mean she is unable to remember if she was knocked down or if she just fell.

Leith-based Sergeant John Griffiths said police would "get to the bottom of what happened" but appealed for any witnesses to help.

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The motorist who might have been involved at around 8:25am on Tuesday was driving a greyish-blue car which turned right into Dalmeny Street.

Sgt Griffiths said: "We are still trying to establish whether the cyclist's injuries were a result of her hitting the car or falling from her bicycle.

"A number of people stopped to assist the woman and we are eager to hear from them as a matter of priority.

"Of course we also want to speak to the driver of the car who we urge to make himself or herself known to the police.

"If the driver has done nothing wrong and was just on their way to work or school we will get to the bottom of it. They may not even have realised they were involved."

The car is known to have driven off towards Leith Walk, but police said all accounts given by witnesses so far were unable to clarify exactly what happened.

The injured cyclist is now receiving treatment in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a head wound and fractured collar bone but her condition is not life-threatening.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0131-311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.