Pensioner dies in hospital after colliding with cyclist on street

The 89-year-old pedestrian died in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Thursday after being struck by a cyclist in Linlithgow.

Pensioner dies in hospital after colliding with cyclist on Blackness Road, Linlithgow © Google Maps 2023

A pensioner has died in hospital after colliding with a cyclist on a street in Linlithgow.

Emergency services were called to Blackness Road at around 10.20am on Sunday, January 29, after a cyclist collided with an 89-year-old pedestrian.

The man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and was pronounced dead on Thursday.

The cyclist did not require medical attention following the crash.

Officers investigating the incident have now launched an appeal for any witnesses and are particularly keen to speak to the occupants of two cars who passed the cyclist prior to the crash.

Sergeant Dave Waddell said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the crash to get in touch.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was driving in the area and who may have dash-cam footage which could assist to contact us.

“We are particularly keen to trace the occupants of two vehicles we believed passed the cyclist just prior to the crash.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1166 of Sunday, January 29, 2023.