A cyclist has been left fighting for his life after being found seriously injured in Inverness.
The 54-year-old man was found on Leachkin Road on Sunday afternoon, at around 2.30pm.
He was discovered by a motorist near Lawers Way and Highfield Avenue.
Cyclist fighting for his life
Police are now piecing together how the cyclist came to be injured and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward
Sergeant Douglas Scott, Road Policing Unit, Dingwall, said: “This is quite a busy road used and so I am appealing to anyone who was in the area between 2.20pm and 2.30pm or saw the man come off his bike to come forward.”
Information, including dashcam footage, that may assist police with their enquiries, can be passed via 101 quoting incident number 1956 of Sunday, January 28.
Community rushed to help injured cyclist
Last night, one local resident said she was often concerned about the state of the road.
The woman who lives on Lawers Way near the roundabout where the incident happened, said: “The road is in a very bad condition, and it just keeps getting worse; it’s full of potholes.
“It is a very dangerous road for cyclists.”
Another man told The P&J he was at home when he saw a large queue of cars stopped near the roundabout.
She said: “A man and a woman got out of their cars and helped him until the ambulance arrived.
“I think the man was a doctor because he had a stethoscope.”
Highland Council says repairs are ‘compromised by winter weather conditions’
The Highland Council was approached for a comment on the state of the roads in the area.
A spokeswoman said: “Road safety inspections are carried out in accordance with the councils inspection policy throughout the year and repaired in accordance with designated timescales.
“However during severe winter weather conditions road surface deterioration can be rapid and the integrity of repairs compromised in terms of durability. For repairs to be effective we need to wait for better weather conditions.
She continued: “Only emergency works are carried out in winter conditions. Our focus has been providing a 7 days a week Winter Maintenance service. Once the weather improves maintenance works will be carried out in line with resources.