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Baby among eight injured in minibus crash

The minibus overturned on the A74 Credit: Bob Geddes

A 12-week-old baby girl was taken to York Hill Sick Kid Hospital in Glasgow with suspected head injuries following a minibus crash in Dumfries and Galloway last night.

She was hurt when a white coloured LDV minibus with a group of eight from Milton Keynes left the A74(M) and overturned at around 5.25pm.

Two girls aged 16 and 13 and three boys aged 12, 10 and 8 were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, along with the driver, a 33-year-old man and a 37-year-old male passenger.

All stayed overnight with minor injuries

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the Glasgow to Carlisle Road, about 3 miles south of the Greenhill Stairs overbridge at Moffat.

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses and has asked anyone with information to get in contact.

Pedestrian hit by car in centre of Carlisle

Dalston Road in Carlisle has been closed after a collision between a pedestrian and a car.

Emergency services are currently at the scene and the road is closed between Richardson Street and Long Sowerby Road.

Diversions are in place along Peter Lane and onto Wigton Road, A595.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

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Police still investigating death of Dillon Sagar

Dylan Sagar, aged 18 from Holme, was involved in a road traffic collision on the A65 at Millness between the night of Saturday the 14th and the early hours of Sunday 15th December. He died on Friday 20th December 2013 in Preston Hospital from his injuries.

The family of Dylan said:

It is with great sadness that Dylan has been taken from us, it is such a short time to have our lovely handsome boy. He loved life, loved his job and loved his car and the freedom it gave him. Dylan had a wonderful summer, he played cricket for Sedgwick CC and was delighted to be picked as fielder of the year. He was full of fun, full of life and full of mischief and he will be painfully missed by all his family and many friends.”

– Dylan Sagar's family

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstance of the collision, anyone with information should contact PC Davies of Kendal Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Traffic chaos in soaring temperatures

Hundreds of motorists sweated in the huge traffic jam and many sat out on the barriers and bankings as temperatures soared to 80 degrees

There was just one almight bang and I knew there had been a crash. There was no sound of brakes or tyres screetching at all.

– Witness

Police, ambulance staff, doctors and firefighters worked at the scene for more than two hours.

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Police appeal for witnesses

Three people were badly hurt after a Range Rover crashed into the concrete upright of a motorway bridge. The three, a man and two women, had to be freed from the wreckage of the vehicle four miles south of Beattock on the northbound carriageway of the A74M.

Firefighters worked at the scene for more than 90 minutes to free the trapped who were said to be badly hurt. Police are still treating the accident as a potential fatal after two air ambulances were sent to the motorway at Junction 15 north of Johnstonebridge.

Police closed both carriageways for two hours and thousands of vehicles were queued back up to six miles. Police set up diversions and later opened one lane on each side of the motorway to let traffic off before closing the northbound lane again for a major accident investigation.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

Around 1:30pm hours on Saturday 13 July 2013 a serious crash occurred on the A76 Dumfries to Kilmarnock road at the southern entrance to Drumlanrig Castle involving a car and a motorbike.

The 41 year old rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital by air ambulance suffering from serious injuries. The 80 year old driver of the Citroen was not injured.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash or who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision to contact officers at Thornhill Police Station on 101

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