Driver Fails To Stop After Collision With Biker In Edinburgh

9 May 2017, 13:13

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A motorcyclist has been injured in a hit-and-run collision in Edinburgh.

The incident happened at around 8.25pm on Monday on Burdiehouse Road, at its junction with Southhouse Broadway.

His Honda CBR 125 motorcycle was struck by a white BMW 5 Series, which failed to stop and continued towards Straiton and the city bypass.

The 59-year-old biker suffered injuries to his ribs and wrist and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Inquiries to trace the driver are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Pc Denise Humphrey said: ''As a result of this incident, the motorcyclist sustained a number of painful injuries which required medical attention.

''The driver of the BMW will undoubtedly know they were involved in a collision, yet failed to stop and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to identify this individual.

''Anyone who was on Burdiehouse Road on Monday evening and witnessed this collision, or who knows of anyone who drives a BMW 5 Series which shows signs of having been involved in an accident, should contact police immediately.

''We would also appeal directly to the motorist involved to get in touch and assist with our inquiries.''

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