South Scotland

Woman, 86, dies in A701 car accident near Blyth Bridge

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Image caption The accident took place on the A701 in the Borders

An 86-year-old woman has died after the silver Honda Jazz she was driving left the road, overturned and ended up in a field in the Borders.

Emergency services were called to the incident on the A701 near Blyth Bridge at 11:55 on Wednesday.

The driver died at the scene while her passenger, an 84-year-old woman, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with "non life-threatening injuries".

The road was closed until 16:20 and witnesses are being sought.

PC Paul Gibson said: "Our condolences go to woman's family and our thoughts remain with them, as well as her friend and passenger, at this sad time.

"As part of our investigation into this, we'd urge anyone who may have witnessed the car leave the road or who saw the car travelling in the area beforehand to get in touch with us."