South Scotland

Cardrona crash biker badly hurt

A motorcyclist has suffered serious injuries after a crash involving his bike and a van on the A72 in the Scottish Borders.

The 57-year-old man was hurt in the incident at the Cardrona junction at about 17:30 on Wednesday.

He suffered broken hips and ribs, as well as a head injury.

The man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, and was said to be in a stable condition.

The A72 was closed for almost four hours while a full accident investigation took place, with diversions put in place.

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