Cyclist dies days after collision

Cyclist dies days after collision

Police have confirmed that a 36-year-old man has sadly died following a crash on Mount Vernon Road, which took place at around 8.45am on Thursday.

The incident happened at the crossroads junction with Gilmerton Road and Kingston Avenue, involving a Mercedes Sprinter van and the male cyclist.

The driver of the van was not injured in the collision.

Sergeant Jennifer Forbes, of Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit, 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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting incident number 1312 of 26 June.

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