By Rachel Mackie

A CYCLIST who was the victim of a hit and run car crash on Tuesday has described himself as “very lucky”.

Callum Anderson was cycling to his work in Gladsmuir at 7.15am when he was knocked off his bike by a car that failed to slow down or stop.

Mr Anderson, 43, sustained injuries to his wrist and bruising down his side as he hit the ground during the incident on the A6093.

“It made a hellish noise when I was hit by the wing mirror,” he told the Courier.

“There was no way the driver didn’t know what had happened.

“I know I’m very lucky; if I’d fallen any other way, it could have gone very differently.”

A witness who saw a Facebook post about the incident from Mr Anderson’s wife Avril came forward saying that she saw the car travelling quickly despite the icy conditions, and identified it as a silver saloon car.

Mr Anderson, from Macmerry, is an experienced cyclist and a member of a cycling club in Haddington. When asked whether he was going to be conscious of cycling to work in the future, he said: “It plays on your mind and knocks your confidence. It’s going to sit there for a while.”

His wife said: “It was a real shock, you just think about what could have happened.”

The incident took place eastbound on the A6093 Pencaitland road just before Samuelston and was reported to the police.

Call police on 101 with information.