Driver dies in hospital six days after head-on A7 crash

The smash happened around half-a-mile north of Galashiels shortly after 9pm on Monday.

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Crash death: Driver dies week on from A7 smash.

A driver has died in hospital six days after a head-on crash in the Borders.

The two-vehicle smash happened on the A7 approximately half a mile north of Galashiels, involving a red Seat Ibiza and a black Seat Ibiza around 9.10pm last Monday.

The 20-year-old male driver of the red Seat Ibiza was left fighting for life and taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

However police confirmed he died on Sunday.

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Sergeant Mark Banner, of Scottish Borders Road Policing, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the deceased’s family at this sad time.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and would ask anyone who has not yet come forward with information to get in touch with police.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or motorists with dash-cam footage from around the time of the crash.

“Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 3191 of December 27, 2021.”