South Scotland

Biker dies in collision with car on A72

A 49-year-old man has died after his motorcycle collided with a car in the Borders.

The accident happened shortly before 10:00 on Saturday on the A72 Peebles to Galashiels road near to Dirtpot Corner.

Four occupants of the Peugeot 206 car involved in the crash were taken to the Borders General Hospital with minor injuries and later released.

The road was closed for five hours while police carried out a full accident investigation.

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