Cyclist killed in rush hour collision

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The cyclist is believed to have hit a parked car

A CYCLIST has died after crashing into a parked car during the rush hour.

The 43-year-old man was cycling in Edinburgh when his bike collided with a parked car on Lanark Road.

The accident happened at 7.55am on the north carriageway of the road close to the Dovecot Grove junction.

The cyclist was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but later died of his injuries.

Police are now investigating the incident and are trying to establish whether any other vehicle was involved in the tragic accident.

A spokesman for the Lothian and Borders Police said: “At this time inquiries are at an early stage, however it is known that the cyclist collided with a parked car.  Further inquiries are underway in order to establish whether any other vehicle was involved.

“Anyone who witnessed this incident is urged to contact Lothian and Borders Police as a matter of urgency, on 0131 311 3131.

“Road closures are currently in place onLanark Road, betweenInglis Green Roadand the Gillespie crossroads, and motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.”

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