Cyclist in critical condition following bike accident

A champion cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after being knocked off his bike. Andy Laing, a former World Masters Points Race champion, was involved in a collision with a black Volkswagen in last week.

The 59-year-old was rushed to hospital following the crash. Last night the hospital revealed his condition is critical but stable.

 

A champion cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after being knocked off his bike. Andy Laing, a former World Masters Points Race champion, was involved in a collision with a black Volkswagen in last week.

The 59-year-old was rushed to hospital following the crash. Last night the hospital revealed his condition is critical but stable.The accident happened near Musselborough’s  High Street at around 9.30pm on September 13. The 19-year-old driver was uninjured.

It is believed Mr Laing may have been cycling home from a club meeting in the dark when the accident happened.

British Olympic cyclist Craig Maclean – who won silver at London last year – told his ­followers about Mr Laing’s accident on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

It was quickly retweeted by other concerned cycling ­enthusiasts.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Police said: “An investigation is under way in order to establish the circumstances and we are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen anything to come forward.”

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