A man has been charged after a young footballer was left fighting for his life after being hit by a pick-up truck.
Dalbeattie Star player Dean Watson was walking on the B7076 near to the village of Ecclefechan at around 1.30am on October 22 when he was struck by a black Mitsubishi L200.
Emergency services administered treatment at the scene before rushing him to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in a critical condition.
The 24-year old was then transferred to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Medical staff had then described his condition as “critical but stable”.
Police confirmed on Friday that a 31-year-old man has now been charged with road traffic offences.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
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