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Ten injured in Borders crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after ten people were injured in a multiple-car pile up in the Scottish Borders.

The accident happened at 5.10pm on the A68 near Soutra Hill last night (26th August).

A Honda Civic was travelling north when it was involved in a collision with several other vehicles travelling south.

Five people were taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including the driver and passenger from the Honda, who suffered serious injuries.

"In the immediate aftermath of the collision a number of motorists stopped to provide assistance to the injured, and I would like to thank them for their help, and for remaining at the scene in order to assist responding officers.

"The road was closed for a number of hours while inquiries took place at the scene, and an investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

"At this time I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who thinks they have any relevant information that would assist our inquiries, to contact Police Scotland on 101."

– Sergeant Roger Park, Police Scotland's National Trunk Road Patrol Group

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Three injured in M6 crash at Shap

Three people have been injured as a result of a collision between a Ford Fusion and a Toyota Landcruiser at junction 39 (Shap), on the M6 at 2.40pm this afternoon.

A 78-year-old woman from Warrington, who was driving the Ford Fusion, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, alongside 78-year-old male passenger who was also injured.

A 78-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving the Toyota Landcruiser, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

The road has been closed for almost three hours but is set to re-open shortly.

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