South Scotland

Bikers hurt in Scottish Borders crashes

Three motorcyclists have been seriously hurt in two separate crashes on roads in the Borders.

Two men were taken to Borders General Hospital after their bikes collided on the A708 Selkirk to Moffat road at about 13:30 on Sunday.

It closed the route at Lynnfoot Bridge for about four hours.

Another biker was airlifted to Dumfries Infirmary after his vehicle spun off the B6357 near Hews Bridge at Newcastleton at about 11:15.

The two men hurt in the A708 incident - a 41-year-old from Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland and a 53-year-old from Gorebridge in Midlothian - were said to have suffered "serious injuries" when their Kawasaki bikes collided.

The rider injured in the Newcastleton crash - a 49-year-old from Newcastle - was being treated for "various broken bones" but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

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