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POLICE APPEAL FOLLOWING CRASH

Police in the Borders are appealing for information following a serious road crash in Newcastleton.

The incident happened around 3.55pm on Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 when a grey Toyota Aventis car collided with a pedestrian on North Hermitage Street.

Emergency services attended the scene and a 73-year-old woman was air lifted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. She remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed for around six and a half hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.

Inspector Andrew Gibb, of Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit said: “A woman has sustained serious injuries as a result of this crash and we are appealing to members of the public who may have any information that could help with our investigation. The area would have been busy at the time of the incident and we would ask if anyone was in the area and witnessed the crash to come forward and speak to police. I would also appeal to any motorists who have dashcam footage that may assist with our enquires.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2154 of Tuesday, 21 September, 2021.

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