A schoolgirl is fighting for her life after being struck by a vehicle in the Scottish Borders.
Shortly after 8am on Wednesday morning, emergency services were called to a road crash involving a pedestrian and a bin lorry on an unclassified local road off the A6105 in Gordon.
The pedestrian, an 11-year-old girl, was airlifted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where her condition has been described as critical.
The occupants of the bin lorry were not injured.
The road between Gordon and Greenlaw was closed for more than four hours while investigations were carried out, and reopened at around 12.40pm.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses of the collision to come forward.
Inspector Ross Drummond said: “Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing and we are keen to speak to the drivers of other vehicles which were traveling on the A6105 at the time.
“We would also ask anyone who may have dashcam footage that captures the vehicle or the pedestrian involved prior to the collision happening to contact police”.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident number 0574 of January 31, 2024.
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