Tayside and Central Scotland

Cyclist receives serious head injury in coach incident near Perth

A 51-year old cyclist has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury following an incident involving a coach on the outskirts of Perth.

Police said it was not clear if a collision had taken place but the cyclist had come off his bike.

The incident happened near the junction of the A9 Perth to Inverness road and Inveralmond Place, near Inveralmond roundabout, just after 17:00 on Monday.

The man is in a serious but stable condition at Ninewells Hospital.

The private coach was taking passengers from Inverness to Edinburgh.

Police are trying to establish the exact circumstances of the incident.

They have interviewed the 51-year-old coach driver and the 19 passengers but want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have information.

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