Police appeal after “hit and run” collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged hit and run accident on the road between Lennoxtown and Fintry on Friday.

The incident is said to have involved a collision between a car and a male cyclist at around 2.40pm on Friday on the B822 Crow Road

Police say the vehicle failed to stop and continued on towards Fintry leaving the 35-year-old man lying on the ground.

The cyclist suffered various leg injuries and was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital for treatment.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the motorist, and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is urged to contact police immediately.

Constable Gavin Nicoll from Balfron Police Station said: “The driver has shown no regard or concern for the cyclist’s health and wellbeing following this collision and continued on his journey without stopping.

“We are eager to hear from anyone who was on the B822 on Friday afternoon and witnessed the collision, or who saw the offending vehicle and can help us locate it.

“In particular, we would like to hear from motorists with dashboard cameras, or cyclists with GoPro devices, which may have recorded the incident and allow us to progress this investigation.

“The vehicle involved in the collision is likely to have sustained some exterior damage and so anyone who notices some new dents or marks on the car of a family member, friend or neighbour who is likely to have driven along the B822 should also get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police by dialling 101.