Police name Fife cyclist after he dies in hospital following suspected hit-and-run

A cyclist believed to have been struck by a hit-and-run driver has died.

Scott Walker, 43, died in hospital a day after he was found lying on the road between St Monans and Elie.

Scott Walker, 43, was found lying on the A917 between Elie and St Monans.

Police continue to investigate the incident on Monday evening and are trying to trace a silver Vauxhall Astra which is believed to have been involved in a collision near Ardross cottages.

Mr Walker, of St Monans, sustained serious head injuries in the incident on the A917 near Ardross Farm Shop on Monday evening and was rushed to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.

Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson, of Fife CID, said: “Our condolences and sympathies are with the family of Scott Walker and we are continuing to provide them with all the relevant support they require, while also conducting a thorough investigation to establish exactly how Scott came by his injuries.”

DCI John Anderson.

He appealed to the driver involved to tell investigators what happened and to drivers in the area at the time to come forward.

‘His family are looking for answers’: Fife detectives seek Vauxhall driver after cyclist suffers serious head injuries

It is believed Mr Walker came off his bike between 7.30pm and 7.45pm, when he was found by members of the public.

Mr Anderson said: “Our inquiries at the scene have indicated that at some point a Vauxhall Astra, we believe to be silver or partly silver in colour, has been involved in a collision.

“This could either be a hatchback or estate motor car or an Astra van.

“However, we do not know at this time if this is linked to the injuries Scott sustained or if it this is a separate incident.

“We know from our initial CCTV enquires that a number of vehicles were on the road travelling in both directions between St Monans and Elie between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on Monday night.

“We are actively working to identify these vehicles and therefore ask any motorists or members of the public who were on or around the A917 on Monday evening to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“We would also be very keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have any dash-cam footage of this area from Monday evening.‎

“Finally, I would appeal directly to the driver of any vehicle involved in this incident to come forward so that they can provide an explanation to us about what happened.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 3910 of July 8, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.