A 79-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury after he was struck by a cyclist in Tranent.

The incident happened on Bridge Street at about 3.30pm on Saturday and resulted in the man needing hospital treatment.

The collision was witnessed by several people and police are appealing for anyone who has not yet contacted them to get in touch.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to the cyclist, who did stop and attend to the injured man. However, police would like to hear from him as he is a crucial witness.

The cyclist is described as male, wearing a helmet and riding a black and reddish pedal cycle.

Sergeant Gary Taylor, of the road policing unit in Livingston, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision who has not yet been in touch with us.

“We would particularly like to speak to the cyclist who stopped at the time.”

Call police on 101 quoting incident number 2244 of January 20.