Cyclist dies in hospital days after being hit by van

The man, 36, was hit by a Mercedes Sprinter van in Edinburgh on Thursday.

Mount Vernon Road: Cyclist hit by van.
Mount Vernon Road: Cyclist hit by van.

A cyclist has died days after he was hit by a van in Edinburgh.

The man, 36, was hit by a Mercedes Sprinter van on Mount Vernon Road at about 8.45am on Thursday.

His injuries were initially described as life-threatening and on Saturday Police Scotland said the cyclist had died.

His family have requested that his name not be released, the force said.

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Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

The driver of the van was not injured in the incident, which took place at the crossroads junction of Gilmerton Road and Kingston Avenue.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the deceased at this terrible time.

“I’d like to thank those members of the public who have contacted us with information on the collision over the past few days, and continue to appeal for any other witnesses to come forward, particularly if you have possible dashcam footage of the incident itself or either the vehicle or the cyclist in the area shortly beforehand.”

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Anyone with information has been asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1312 of June 26.


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