Man in hospital after wedding day crash

Four people were injured in a crash between a car and a horse drawn carriage taking a bridal party to a wedding near Dumfries

Carriage driver in a 'serious but stable' condition

The mangled carriage at the scene of the accident Credit: Brian Sherman

The driver of a bridal horse carriage that was involved in a crash with a car, is in a 'serious but stable condition' in hospital.

Simon Millar and his daughter Hannah, were driving the bride and her father to the wedding when the accident happened.

Mr Millar is in intensive care at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and his daughter is due to be discharged today.

The bride, Donna Pennycook, was released from hospital in time to make her wedding, but her father, Lawrence Pennycook, remains in hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.

The accident happened just after 2pm on Saturday (December 1st), at the entrance to Mabie House Hotel on the New Abbey Road, near Dumfries.

The groom was not involved in the accident.

The horses were treated for minor injuries.

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Wedding goes ahead

Donna Pennycuik,29, was on her way to her wedding when the crash occurred shortly after 2pm yesterday. She and her father Lawrence were both released from hospital after minor treatment and the wedding went ahead at the Mabie House Hotel.