Driver taken to hospital after car careers off bridge into river

The 46-year-old man had to be freed from the car after it fell off the bridge in East Lothian.

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A man was taken to hospital after his car careered off a bridge in East Lothian and landed in the River Tyne.

Emergency services were called to reports of a single-car crash at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, at Station Road in East Linton.

The 46-year-old driver had to be freed from the car by attending fire crews before being taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Medical staff have described his condition as stable.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.26pm on Wednesday, August 17, to reports of a road traffic collision involving one car that had fallen from a bridge in East Linton.

“Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene to assist a male casualty, releasing him from the vehicle and handing him into the care of paramedics.

“Crews made the area safe before leaving.”

Lothian Buses issued a service alert after the road was closed, saying: “Due to a road closure buses are unable to serve East Linton and are instead diverted via A199 in both directions until further notice.”

The two services affected by the road closure are the X7 and 106.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to a single car crash on Station Road, East Linton, around 11.30pm on Wednesday, August 17.

“A 46-year-old man was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he remains in a stable condition.  Enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the crash.”

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