Cyclist left with ‘serious’ head injuries in B9089 accident

Cyclist suffered serious injuries in accident near Roseisle.
Cyclist suffered serious injuries in accident near Roseisle.

A HORRIFIC ACCIDENT on a Moray road led to a cyclist having to be airlifted to hospital in Inverness on Sunday suffering from serious head injuries.

The victim, who is understood to be in his 50’s, was thrown from his bike while travelling along the B9089 between Kinloss and Roseisle at around 4.30pm.

A Kia Sportage 4×4 was involved in the collision with police saying that while the cyclist’s injuries were serious they were not believed to be life threatening. He was described as being conscious by the time paramedics reached him shortly after the accident.

An accident investigation team arrived on the scene and the road remained closed until late into the evening, with a police spokesman saying: “The extent of the man’s head injuries were unknown and it is thought that he may have been unconscious for a while.

“The road was closed while we awaited an update on how serious his condition was – it is being treated as a serious incident.”

The accident happened on the same stretch of road that took the lives of two in an accident on New Year’s Day.