Serious Car and Cyclist Crash in Ayrshire Prompts Police Appeal for Information
Police Scotland is appealing for information following a serious collision involving a car and a cyclist in Ayrshire.
The incident occurred at approximately 2.35pm on Friday, 2 June, 2023, on the A719 near the entrance to Culzean Country Park, Maybole.
The collision resulted in severe injuries to a 69-year-old female cyclist, who was subsequently airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. Currently, she remains in a serious but stable condition, receiving medical care.
In connection with road traffic offences, the 18-year-old male driver of the car was apprehended and later released, pending further investigations.
Following the incident, the road was temporarily closed to facilitate the crash investigation process. It was reopened to the public at approximately 1.15am on Saturday, 3 June.
Sergeant Gordon Stewart of Ayrshire Road Policing said:
"I am appealing for anyone with information regarding this incident to contact us. I would ask any motorists particularly with dash cams who were in and around that area to check the footage as it may have captured images that could assist in our investigation."
The police are hopeful that gathering more information will aid in establishing a clearer understanding of the events leading up to the collision and determining the circumstances surrounding it.
Individuals with information are urged to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2401 of 2 June, 2023. By coming forward, members of the public can play a crucial role in assisting the ongoing investigation.