South Scotland

Cyclist critical after Peebles A72 crash

An elderly cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash on the A72 near Peebles.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision which involved his bicycle and a Volvo car.

The accident happened on the Peebles to Glentress Road near to Eshiels Mill at about 18:00 on Monday.

The cyclist suffered serious injuries and was transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The road was closed for six hours for investigations.

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