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Third crash on A66 at Kirkby Thore in one week

The crash closed the A66 for two hours Credit: Karen Quinn

A driver has suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a tractor and a lorry on the A66.

This is the third collision to have happened on this stretch of road at Kirkby Thore in one week.

The road was closed for two hours between the Main Street junction and the B6542 junction in Appleby.

Elderly pedestrian hit by car in serious condition

The accident happened next to the mini roundabout on Lochfield Road Credit: PA

An 82-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital after being struck by a car and knocked to the ground.

It happened at around 11am on Sunday 11 February in Dumfries.

The driver of the silver Vauxhall Astra involved stopped at the scene and the woman was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Police are now looking for any other independent witnesses.


Police appeal after man dies on A66

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision on the A66 near Keswick.

Reports of an injured man on the road came in at 7.30am this morning. Emergency services arrived and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family have been informed, and officers are working with them.

Officers believe the man may have been hit by a HGV and that the driver wasn't aware of the collision.

Anyone with information, or who may have dashcam footage of that area in the morning, should call 101 and speak to PC 1947 Ross.

Penrith woman dies following collision on the A6

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Police have confirmed that a 74-year-old woman has died following a collision on the A6 near Plumpton last week.

Ann Miller, from Penrith, was the front seat passenger in a VW Golf travelling north on the A6 between Penrith and Carlisle on Wednesday 9 August.

At 12.30pm the car collided with a white Mercedes van travelling in the other direction in the area of Plumpton Foot.

The van driver was uninjured.

The family of Ann Miller have released the following statement:

Ann was a very quiet and respectful, genuine person. She loved to look after her family and was a good cook.

“She cared deeply for her husband, children including the late Matthew, grandchildren and wider family.

“Ann was originally from Carlisle but lived in Penrith where she was well known and she enjoyed shopping, particularly with her daughter Louise.

“Ann will be very sadly missed by all her family including her husband Matthew, children Louise, George, William, Matthew and Marlene.”

– Family statement

Dumfries & Galloway road now open after collision

The road has now been re-opened Credit: PA

The B7020 near Springwells and C98A roads have now been re-opened, after what was thought to be an over-turned tanker has been cleared.

The collision was in fact between an overturned car and a tanker that was upright.

The crash caused an oil leak. It took four fire engines to clear the road.


Four injured on Scottish Borders roads

Three people have been left seriously injured and one other is in a stable condition in hospital following three separate road collisions in the Scottish Borders.

All of the crashes happened in different locations on Friday 28th June.

The seriously injured are a 90-year-old woman, a 21-year old man and a 45-year-old man.

Sergeant Brian Jones, from J Division (Lothians and Scottish Borders) Road Policing Unit, Police Scotland, said:

While we cannot say that these collisions came as a direct result of the road conditions, there was a steady drizzle in the Scottish Borders yesterday morning, and police dealt with a number of other, less serious collisions that occurred as a result of drivers traveling too fast on wet roads.

Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe, and we would appeal to motorists to always take account of road and weather conditions when driving, especially in rural areas where there is a greater chance of a collision occurring.

A momentary lapse in concentration can have a devastating impact, and it is vital that drivers take care and adapt their driving to suit the conditions.

– Sergeant Brian Jones, Police Scotland

Driver named in fatal collision

Police have named a driver who has died, following a crash near Hodden in Dumfries and Galloway.

64-year-old Edward Gilmour from Ecclefechan died in Glasgow's Western General Hospital, three days after the crash.

Police want to speak to the drivers of a Black Astra and a Volkswagon Transporter, who have been identified as witnesses to the accident.