A cyclist has been taken to hospital after colliding with a car


A CYCLIST has been seriously injured after colliding with a vehicle.

The incident happened just before 6am in Sighthill, Edinburgh.

The cyclist suffered bleeding to the head and pelvis injuries and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a police escort.

Police are still investigating this morning's accident


The accident follows a growing number of serious and fatal road accident involving cyclists in the city.

Mark Sanderson, 53, died after colliding with a Fiat Panda on the Edinburgh to Peebles road on August 6.

It is believed that Mark lost control of his bike and veered into the southbound carriageway where he collided with the vehicle.

On March 6, cyclist Brian Simons, 40, died when his bike crashed with a black cab on the city’s Corstorphine road.

The father-of-five was pronounced dead at the scene.

An overall increase in cycling on the city’s roads has been noted by various cycling groups in Edinburgh.

Spokes, a cycle campaign group, ran a survey in 2011 that showed between 8am -9am, cyclists can form up to 15% of all commuter traffic on city centre routes highlighting the growing popularity of cycling.

Police have confirmed that investigations into the accident is still ongoing.

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