Officers seek those who helped woman and driver of car seen nearby

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 27-year-old female cyclist suffered head injuries and was left with amnesia after coming off her bike on Tuesday morning on Dalmeny Street, off Easter Road.

In particular, Lothian & Borders are eager to talk to passers-by who stopped to help the cyclist, as well as the driver of “a greyish-blue car” seen in the vicinity, according to The Scotsman, which may have been involved in the incident.

The cyclist was taken to hospital following the accident, where she was treated for a head wound and a broken collarbone, and has no recollection of what happened, including whether she was struck by a vehicle or if something else caused her to fall.

Sergeant John Griffiths promised that police would "get to the bottom of what happened," and asked for witnesses to get in touch.

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

"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.

He continued: "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."

Anyone who has information is asked to contact police on 0131-311 3131 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.