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Woman injured in car crash

The front of the car was badly damaged Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service

A driver suffered leg injuries after her car hit a tree in Dumfries and Galloway.

The car left the road, ran down a slope and crashed into a tree at 1.45pm yesterday (3rd January), on the A755 between Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse.

Police and an ambulance were called to the scene and two fire engines were used to winch the car up the slope, in order to free the driver.

The road was closed for one hour and the woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson from the Fire Service stated that:

“This is a reminder that the quiet country roads in our area can be just as dangerous as busy roads and everyone should be extremely careful and drive to the conditions of the road.”

Borders crash leaves two children in hospital

Scene of the crash, one mile north of Carlops in the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV Border

Two eight-year-old children have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in skidded into an electricity pylon in the Borders.

The accident happened one mile north of Carlops on the A702 at around 10pm last night (27th December).

The vehicle, which was carrying the children and their parents, spun several times on the slippery road before hitting a wooden electricity pole.

The children were taken to Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Their mother was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a check up.