POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses following a trunk road crash in Moray in which a cyclist was seriously injured.
The 29-year-old cyclist remains in a critical condition in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following the incident on the A96 just outside Elgin last Thursday.
The collision, which happened about 9:50pm on the A96 Elgin to Lhanbryde road near the Sheriffston junction, involved a small van and a pedal cycle.
The cyclist was initially taken to Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to ARI.
The 47 year old male driver of the of the van was uninjured.
Inspector Scott Mann, of the Road Policing Department in Moray, said: "We remain keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a cyclist travelling on the A96 between Elgin and Lhanbryde between 9.35pm and 9.50pm on Thursday evening.
"We are aware that the injured cyclist left the Elgin High Street area about 9.35pm and made his way towards the collision scene on the A96."
This would have involved travelling along South College Street and East Road to get to the A96. The cyclist involved was wearing shorts and was carrying a rucksack on his back.
"We're fairly sure that many drivers would have passed this cyclist during his time on the route taken and we'd like anyone who may have passed him or indeed even saw him cycling on that route, to get in touch," added Insp Mann.
"Any information about this cyclist, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be important to us."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 600 5 700 or if they wish, anonymously using the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.