Fresh appeal after cyclist injured in crash with oil tanker
POLICE in Aberdeen last night made a fresh appeal for information after a cyclist was seriously injured in a crash involving an oil tanker in the city.
The 20-year-old woman, who is from eastern Europe but lives and works in Aberdeen, was involved in a collision with the tanker as she cycled near the Garthdee roundabout between South Anderson Drive and Holburn Street.
Detectives last night said the woman remains in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary having been taken there in an ambulance under police escort last Thursday.
Officers are appealing for anyone who saw her blue bike and the silver DAF articulated tanker in the minutes before the crash.
The 55-year-old driver of the lorry was uninjured in the accident, which happened at around 2pm and caused major traffic problems.
Inspector Mike McDonald said: “Our inquiries into the cause of the collision continue and we now have a clearer picture as to the sequence of events leading up to the collision.
“That said I am keen to hear from anyone who saw the cyclist in the area of the South Anderson Drive in the minutes before the crash. The cyclist, who had a blue bicycle, was quite distinctive and at the time she was wearing blue Polo shirt and blue jeans.
“She had a small red rucksack on her back and protruding from within were several rolls of wallpaper. We know that the area at the time was very busy and I have no doubt that pedestrians or other motorists either witnessed the collision or may have seen the tanker or the pedal cyclist in the area prior to the collision.”
Please call police on 0845 6005700 with information.