A man has appeared in court in connection with an alleged hit-and-run on a busy north-east road.
Eilidh Southern was struck by a vehicle on September 13, while she was out cycling along the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road.
The 24-year-old was close to Drumoak when she was knocked off her bike at around 1.30pm on the Tuesday afternoon.
She was left suffering from serious, but not life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision.
Following the incident, police appealed to the public to come forward with information as it appeared the driver of the vehicle involved had failed to stop at the scene of the crash.
And yesterday, Kevin Scott appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the incident.
Court papers claimed Scott was driving a white transit van carelessly along the road when he struck Miss Southern.
He is also further accused of failing to stop at the scene of an accident as well as failing to report the incident to the police.
The 37-year-old, of Linksfield Place, Aberdeen, denies the charges and will go on trial later this year.
At the time of the crash, officers said Miss Southern was left “extremely distressed” following the incident.
CCTV footage of the area, close to where the accident took place, was also scoured in an attempt to track down the vehicle involved.
A number of other motorists, who were passing the scene of the crash, stopped to help Miss Southern following the incident until the emergency services arrived.