Cyclist badly hurt in Drumoak 'hit-and-run'
Police have appealed for information after a cyclist was badly injured in a suspected hit-and-run in Aberdeenshire.
The 24-year-old woman suffered a serious arm injury in the incident on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road at Drumoak on Tuesday afternoon.
She was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being helped at the scene by passing motorists.
Police Scotland said CCTV inquiries were being made in the area as part of the investigation.
Sgt Rod Smith said: "This would have been an extremely distressing experience for the cyclist involved and significant inquiries are under way to trace the owner of the other vehicle.
"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who thinks they might have information that could assist to come forward as soon as possible.
"Considering the injuries the female sustained, it is highly likely that the other vehicle involved would have been damaged.
"If you recognise yourself as being the owner of this vehicle, or have suspicions about the whereabouts of this vehicle, I would urge you to get in touch so that we can establish exactly what happened.
"Extensive CCTV work is being carried out in the vicinity of the incident and the wider area as part of our investigation and the matter is being taken very seriously."
He added: "I also understand that numerous motorists remained at the scene to assist the casualty and I would like to express my gratitude to those people."