A woman is fighting for her life after being injured in a hit and run in the Borders.
The 60-year-old was struck on the A6091, near Melrose, at around 9.50pm on Sunday.
She was taken to Borders General Hospital, then later transferred to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where her condition has been described as critical.
Officers have established that a silver Ford Fiesta, a red hatchback and a small white hatchback were in the area at the time of the collision and have appealed for the occupants to get in touch.
The road remains closed while investigation work is carried out.
Chief inspector Vinnie Fisher, local area commander, said: “We are appealing for the assistance of the public in tracing the vehicle involved and its driver as soon as possible.
“Our enquiries have established that there were three cars seen in the area at the time of the crash. They were a silver Ford Fiesta, a red hatchback and a small white hatchback.
“Work is ongoing to trace these vehicles and their occupants as part of this investigation.
“I would directly appeal to the driver of the vehicle that struck the woman to do the right thing and come forward.
“We are keen to gather any dash-cam footage and would urge anyone who was driving in this area around the time of the incident on Sunday night to contact us. You may have captured something vital to our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting incident number 3303 of March 12.
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