A motorcyclist has been airlifted to the James Cook Hospital with serious injuries.
THE A683 between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale has been closed following a serious accident between Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale. Emergency Services have been called to the road near the Ravenstonedale turning. Police have not yet released any further details.
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.
Police, ambulance staff, doctors and firefighters worked at the scene for more than two hours.
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.
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
Two casualties have been airlifted to the Southern General Hospital, with a further casualty taken by ambulance to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
The Northbound carraigeway is closed and will remain so for a considerable period while investigations are carried out. The Southbound carriageway has one lane now re-opened.
A vehicle has collided with a bridge support. There will be traffic congestion at the location for some time and both carriageways will be fully closed for a time to allow the Air Ambulances access to the scene
The 46-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident near Beattock in Dumfries and Galloway has been named as Dawn Kirk.
A 20-year-old man who was driving the Vauxhall Corsa involved in the crash, was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the accident or saw the Corsa before the incident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701 or anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are asking witnesses to come forward after an 18-year-old female rider was thrown from her pony following a collision with a lorry.
The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Tuesday in Dornock, near Annan.
The female was riding her grey coloured pony on the footpath parallel to the B721 when the collision with a 'DAF' articulated lorry occurred.
– Spokesman, Dumfries and Galloway Police
"The rider was thrown from the pony and received bruising and scratches as a result."