Blantyre Cyclist Injured

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a cyclist and a car in Hamilton.

The incident happened around 10.40pm on Saturday, 26 September on Motherwell Road, near Palace Grounds Road, Hamilton. A green Fiat 500 was involved in a collision with a cyclist who was riding a black mountain bike.

The car stopped and emergency services were called. The 17-year-old male cyclist from Blantyre is currently in a critical condition within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. We know from speaking with family, that he’s a brave lad. We wish him a quick recovery.

Sergeant Craig McDonald, of Road Policing, said: “We’re appealing to anyone who might’ve witnessed this incident or noticed the cyclist or green Fiat 500 shortly before the incident happened.

“I’d also ask drivers who were in that area around 10.40pm on Saturday to check their dashcam footage.”

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4491 of 26 September 2020.

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