A CYCLIST hit by a van in North Berwick remains in a serious condition in hospital, as police put out an appeal for witnesses.

The crash happened at about 3.40pm on Tuesday at the junction of Dirleton Road and Hamilton Road.

A man using an electric bike who was approaching the junction from Dirleton Avenue was involved in a collision with a white van that was approaching the junction from the Hamilton Road side.

Emergency services attended and the 37-year-old cyclist was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh by the Scottish Ambulance Service where he remains in a serious condition.

The 47-year-old male van driver was injured.

The road was closed for about two and a half hours for collision investigation to be conducted at the scene.

Sergeant Dominic Doyle from Dalkeith’s Road Policing Unit said: “As a result of the collision the cyclist suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment.

“I’d ask anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police at their earliest opportunity to assist with our inquiries.

“Anyone who may have dash cam footage of what happened, or of the van or bike involved immediately prior to the collision, should get in touch as soon as possible to provide this to officers.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2267 of March 12.