South Scotland

Crash 'near miss' outside Dumfries for mother and children

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Image caption The incident happened on the A711 near Dumfries on Saturday

A mother travelling with her three children had to take "serious evasive action" to avoid a crash with an articulated lorry overtaking a tractor.

The incident happened on the A711 at the end of the Long Wood near Dumfries at about 15:20 on Saturday.

The woman was heading to Kirkgunzeon in her blue Volvo estate when she met the vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

Police have asked anyone who was in the area to contact them.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who might have been in a queue of traffic behind the tractor.

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