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Hit and run collision on the A7

The incident happened around 1.10pm on Tuesday 19 September Photo: PA

A hit and run collision has taken place on the A7 between Galashiels and Stow.

A 19-year-old man was riding his bicycle northbound towards Stow, when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle.

The vehicle then failed to stop and continued travelling north.

The incident happened around 1.10pm on Tuesday 19 September.

Local officers and the Scottish Ambulance Service attended the scene.

The man was taken to the Borders General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Inspector Tony Hodges said:

Luckily on this occasion the cyclist suffered minor injuries, however, the circumstances could have been much worse.

The road was busy at the time of the incident and we are keen to trace the driver of the vehicle, who could have been in a black hatchback type car.

I would ask anyone who may have witness the collision, or who was travelling on the road around the time of the incident, to contact us and assist with our enquiries.”

– Inspector Tony Hodges, Galashiels Police Station

Anyone with information should contact Galashiels Police Station on 101, quoting incident number 1588 of 19 September.