Nine people have been taken to hospital following two crashes on the A74 near Dumfries.
Seven people were injured following an eight vehicle crash near junction 16 of the motorway at Johnstonebridge in Moffat.
Emergency services attended the scene at around 2.20pm and all seven were taken to hospital where some of the injuries have been described as serious.
On that incident a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 2.10pm on Friday, 26 March, to a report of a road crash involving eight vehicles on the A74(M) northbound near junction 16 at Johnstonebridge, Moffat.
“Seven people were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, some with serious injuries. The northbound carriageway was closed and re-opened around 4.35pm.”
A further two people were left injured following a second crash that took place just over two hours later at junction 15 of the A74.
Medical staff have described the injuries as minor.
A third person was injured in the second crash but did not require hospital treatment.
A police spokeswoman said: A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were called around 4.35pm on Friday, 26 March, to a report of a road crash involving four vehicles on the A74(M) southbound, just north of junction 15.
“Three people sustained minor injuries and two of them were taken to hospital. The southbound carriageway was partially blocked and re-opened around 6.15pm.”
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