South Scotland

Six hurt, four of them seriously, in two-car crash on A72 near Walkerburn

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Image caption The accident happened on the A72 near the village of Walkerburn

Six people have been hurt following a crash on the A72 in the Scottish Borders.

The accident happened at about 20:15 on Wednesday near the village of Walkerburn when two cars collided.

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Three of them were seriously injured.

A 10-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, with serious injuries.

Police have asked for anyone who saw the crash to come forward.

Sgt Gary Taylor said: "This has been a serious collision involving six people who were taken to hospital following the incident.

"A number of members of the public stopped at the scene to assist prior to the arrival of emergency service and I would like to thank them for their assistance at the scene.

"As part of our inquiries, we're keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A72 around the time of the collision, and who saw the vehicles immediately prior to, or who witnessed, the collision."

He added: "Anyone with relevant dash-cam footage should contact officers to provide this as soon as possible."

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