Tandem woman badly injured in Gullane bicycle crash

Main Street, Gullane The woman was on a tandem when the accident happened on Main Street in Gullane

A tandem rider is in a serious condition in hospital with head injuries after a crash with another bicycle in East Lothian.

The accident happened on Main Street in Gullane at about 17:40 on Saturday.

Police Scotland said the 54-year-old woman suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

The other tandem rider, a 49-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. Police have appealed for witnesses.

A 16-year-old man who was riding the other bicycle was uninjured.

Sgt Neil Inglis said: "We are still trying to establish exactly what has happened to result in this serious injury collision and would like to hear from any motorists or members of the public who were on Main Street at the time."

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  68.  
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  70.  
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    A wet start for the south west too, moving east to Lanarkshire but with bright spells later across Tayside, the central belt and Southern Uplands.

    However, expect some hefty showers after lunch with a risk of thunder. Less windy than of late with highs of 17C to 20C.

     
  71.  
    07:01: Sandy Murray BBC Scotland news

    Welcome to BBC Scotland's live coverage of news, sport, weather and travel across the country on Thursday 31 July. It is day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and we'll be keeping you up to date on all the Team Scotland action. We're here until 23:00.

     

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