Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police in lorry appeal after cyclist crash near Howgate

Police are appealing for the driver of a tipper lorry to contact them after it was involved in a collision with a cyclist but failed to stop.

The crash happened on the A6094 between Howgate and Leadburn at 0840 BST.

The cyclist, a man in his 40s, was seriously injured and is being treated at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Police said the driver of the lorry, which had a black or blue tarpaulin cover, may not have realised he had been involved in a collision.

Following the incident the lorry continued towards Leadburn.

The road was closed for a short time while investigations were carried out at the scene.

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