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Driver seriously injured in Midlothian crash

Image caption Police closed off the road for nearly six hours

A seriously injured driver is in hospital after a crash between a car and a truck in Midlothian.

The 52-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the crash, which happened at 0735 GMT on the A7 at Middleton Mains.

Firefighters took 40 minutes to cut the man from his white Renault Clio car, which had collided with a Ford Iveco truck between Heriot and Gorebridge.

The road was closed for nearly six hours for an investigation.

The car driver has injuries to his arms and legs.

The driver of the lorry and a passenger suffered only minor injuries and did not need treatment.

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesman said: "The collision has resulted in serious injury to one driver and we are now keen to speak to other motorists or members of the public who can assist us with our inquiries into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately."

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