A SCOTS cyclist who suffered horrific injuries when he was run over by a lorry has made a miraculous recovery.

Father-of-two Raymond Richford, from Loanhead, Midlothian, was cycling on the A6094 Hawgate to Leadburn Road on the outskirts of Edinburgh when the lorry struck him and ran over his chest.

The 44-year-old, who works as a senior IT manager, spent 51 days in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after suffering a crushed left lung, paralysed vocal cords, 17 fractured ribs, two broken shoulder blades and serious injuries to his arms and shoulders.

He has returned to work but is appealing for witnesses to come forward in the hope they may hold vital evidence that could help find the person responsible for the accident in May last year.

Serious injury experts at Irwin Mitchell Scotland are helping Mr Richford in his battle to access funds for his continuing rehabilitation.

There has been no criminal prosecution due to lack of evidence and the insurers of the lorry driver who Mr Richford believes hit him are refusing to admit responsibility for what happened.

Mr Richford was travelling half-a-mile south from junction B7026 Howgate to Auchindinny between 8.40am and 8.50am on May 30 last year, which was a Monday.

His lawyer David Bell said: "Raymond has made a fantastic recovery, going back to work and even getting back on a bicycle, but to be able to move on from this ordeal he needs further information so we can get him the long-term support, physiotherapy and rehabilitation he requires."

Mr Richford continues to suffer from constant pain in his left shoulder, right elbow and both sides of his rib cage. In December last year he required a further operation to remove excess bone on his collar bone that had grown as a result of the accident.

Mr Richford said: "I'm thankful I was wearing a helmet as doctors told me it ultimately saved my life.

"Although I've been determined to get back to work as quickly as possible it is hard to move on knowing the person responsible for my injuries has not been brought to justice."