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Police Scotland appeal after cyclist dies following suspected hit and run collision

Scott Walker sustained fatal injuries while cycling in East Neuk of Fife on Monday evening

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a cyclist found seriously injured on Monday following a suspected hit and run collision died in hospital.

Scott Walker, aged 43, was discovered at around 7.45pm on the A917 between Elie and St Monan’s in the East Neuk of Fife.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, but passed away on Tuesday evening,

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to Mr Walker, who lived in St Monan's, sustaining fatal injuries, with one line of inquiry being that he was the victim of a hit and run.

Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson of Fife CID said: "Our condolences and sympathies are with the family of Scott Walker and we are continuing to provide them with all the relevant support they require, while also conducting a thorough investigation to establish exactly how Scott came by his injuries.

"If indeed, another vehicle has been involved, then the driver needs to contact us as a matter of urgency and help us provide Scott's loved ones with the answers they require.

 "Our inquiries at the scene have indicated that at some point a Vauxhall Astra, we believe to be silver or partly silver in colour, has been involved in a collision. This could either be a hatchback or estate motor car or an Astra van. 

“However, we do not know at this time if this is linked to the injuries Scott sustained, or if it this is a separate incident.

 "We know from our initial CCTV enquires that a number of vehicles were on the road travelling in both directions between St Monan’s and Elie between 7.30 and 7.45 on Monday night.

“We are actively working to identify these vehicles and therefore ask any motorists or members of the public who were on or around the A917 on Monday evening to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"We would also be very keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have any dash-cam footage of this area from Monday evening.

"Finally, I would appeal directly to the driver of any vehicle involved in this incident to come forward so that they can provide an explanation to us about what happened,” he added.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3910 of 8th July, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Glov Zaroff | 4 years ago

This happened on my patch. The East Neuk of Fife is a great place to ride with lots of quiet single track or minor roads along with some really spectacular views out over the Firth of Forth, the North Sea and across to the Angus Coast. Sadly the A917 is a rat-run that gets the heart racing for the wrong reason, so I’ll make sure I’m on it as little as possible. I was out there riding a few hours earlier than poor Scott and it was a beautiful day. Such sad news for Fife cyclists.

StuInNorway | 4 years ago

Used to drive that road regularly when I lived near St Andrews, and as the A917 goes that is one of the straightest, and least dangerous sections, with few bends and those are not too sharp. . .  the downside of this is that the "lads" used to (and I believe still do) use that section to check the mods they do on their cars..... 

ktache | 4 years ago

My deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Scott Walker.

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