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Jean Watson died days after collision with car and serious head injuries

Police are seeking the family of an 83 year old cyclist who died after being hit by a car in Glasgow.

Jean Watson was cycling north on Cumbernauld Road at around 8am on Thursday when a grey Citroen C1 collided with her on a slip road between the A752 and the A80.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital suffering from a serious head injury, where she died two days later.

Police are now looking to find family members of Ms Watson who lived in Cumbernauld Road, Chryston.

Sergeant Craig McDonald from the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell said:

"Officers have so far been unable to trace any relatives of Ms Watson and I would appeal to anyone who can assist with this matter to come forward.

"I would also ask anyone with information regarding Ms Watson's movements prior to the road crash to please get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Motherwell via 101 and quote incident number 0740 of Thursday 10th August 2017.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.