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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



Glue spillage closes road

Police say the A76 outside of Sanquhar will remain closed for most of the day, after a glue lorry overturned.

Around 400 metres of the road is currently covered in glue.

The diversion currently in place is:

Southbound onto A70 at Cumnock, onto then B7078 to Abington Services, onto A702, then rejoin the A76.

Police advise northbound motorists to reverse this route.


Police are warning motorists that several roads in the region are suffering hazardous conditions.

There's heavy snow reported on A74 northbound at junction 15 and black ice on the A76 near Auldgirth.

Ice has also been reported on the A713 north of Carsphairn.

Stopping distance is increased in snow and ice so allow extra distance to the vehicle in front.

"Ease your foot off the clutch gently to avoid wheel spin and do not brake heavily as this will lock your wheels and increase skidding.

"Consider driving in a lower gear."Reduce your speed and take care when out on the road."

– Dumfries and Galloway Police