Six people including ten-year-old girl injured in crash

The collision between a Volkswagen Golf and Ford Fiesta happened on the A72 on Wednesday.

Crash: The collision happened just outside of Walkerburn. <strong>Google 2019</strong>
Crash: The collision happened just outside of Walkerburn. Google 2019

Six people – including a ten-year-old girl – have been injured in a car crash in the Scottish Borders.

The collision between a black Volkswagen Golf and red Ford Fiesta happened one mile east of Walkerburn on the A72 at around 8.20pm on Wednesday.

Members of the public helped at the scene until emergency services arrived.

The 26-year-old female driver and sole occupant of the Golf was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

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The 60-year-old male driver of the Fiesta, along with two women aged 36 and 18, were transported to the infirmary with serious injuries.

A 15-year-old schoolgirl was also taken to hospital with minor injuries, while a ten-year-old girl was transported to Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh with serious injuries.

Following the collision, the road was closed for almost eight hours for investigation works.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

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Sergeant Gary Taylor said: “This has been a serious collision involving six people who were taken to hospital following the incident.

“A number of members of the public stopped at the scene to assist prior to the arrival of emergency services and I would like to thank them for their assistance at the scene.

“As part of our inquiries, we’re keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A72 around the time of the collision, and who saw the vehicles immediately prior to, or who witnessed, the collision.

“Anyone with relevant dashcam footage should contact officers to provide this as soon as possible.”


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