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Police name man killed in A76 accident

The crash happened on the A76.

Police have named the man who died in a road accident on the A76, near to Thornhill.

Robert Patterson, 49, was struck by a Honda Accord, being driven by a 26-year-old man from Dumfries.

The accident happened on Monday 6 April, in the early hours of the morning.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses, and the Prosecutor Fiscal has been informed.


Possible delays during A76 resurfacing works

Motorists in the South of Scotland could face delays, after plans were announced for £50,000 of resurfacing works on the north and southbound lanes of A76 Dettingen Roundabout, Cumnock.

Scotland TranServ will carry out the works between Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 March.

It'll be carried out over three nights between the hours of 7pm to 6am.

Depending on the traffic management measures that will be in operation during the works, vehicles travelling on the A70 may have to use signed local diversions.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in use at the roundabout.

Police appeal after A72 accident

The crash happened on the A72 near to Eshiels. Credit: ITV Border

Police in Peebles have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a collision on the A76 near Eshiels.

The accident happened at around 6pm on Monday, October 27.

Carl Lane, 75, was struck by a Volvo XC90, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was later transferred to the Spinal Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Police believe several motorists may have witnessed the collision, but have not yet come forward.

"This is a serious incident and we are urging anyone who witnessed the initial collision to immediately come forward and help with police enquiries.

“Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– PC Rory Wilson


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