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18-year-old killed in Langholm road traffic collision

The fatal incident occured on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges Credit: ITV Border

An 18-year-old man from Carlisle has died in a one vehicle traffic collision, at around 7.08pm on Monday 7 August 2017.

The fatal incident occurred on the A7 road at Kirkton Burn bridges, Ewes, Langholm, involving a black coloured BMW 320 car. The driver was removed from the car by Fire and Rescue staff and taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by Helimed, where he later died.

The road at the scene was closed to allow a full road traffic collision examination to take place including an examination of the damage caused to a bridge parapet. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Trunk Roads Policing Group are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Callers can speak to a police officer at Lockerbie Trunk Roads Policing Unit through the 101 number.

Officers search for driver involved in Ulverston collision

The collision happened near the A5087 Credit: PA

Officers are continuing to search for a driver involved in a collision in Ulverston yesterday afternoon, 26 July. The collision happened near the A5087 at the junction of Park Road and Priory Road.

The collision involved a black VW Polo and a male cyclist. The male cyclist, a 24-year-old man from Ulverston, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital via air ambulance. He remains in a critical condition this morning and his family remain with him, and they are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police were actively looking for the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle has since been located by police.

The male driver involved in the Lancashire incidents is described as 5ft 10 inches, with dark blonde hair, of stocky build, wearing jeans and a white-coloured t-shirt.

The driver involved in this collision is not believed to live locally, and we continue to make every effort today to trace him. We would urge him to contact the police immediately. We continue to ask that anyone who believes they know the whereabouts of this man contacts police immediately and does not make any attempt to approach him themselves.”

– Rob O’Connor, Superintendent, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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One dead and one seriously injured after Borders crash

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in which a car lost control on a bend before flipping over and colliding with a fence.

The accident, which took place on the B6350 near Redden Farm at around 4.15pm on Friday, June 17, involved a silver Suzuki Ignis.

A 47-year-old woman, who was sitting in the rear of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another female passenger was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The female driver and a further two passengers, a man and a woman, were taken to the Borders General Hospital, however their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

There were no other vehicles involved in this incident.

The road was closed for around six-and-a-half hours to allow a full collision investigation to be carried out.

Police are today urging anyone who saw the vehicle or the collision to come forward immediately.

Sergeant Andy Gibb of the Road Policing Unit based in Dalkeith said: "This is an extremely tragic incident and our thoughts are today with the family of the woman who sadly passed away.

"Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing as we look to establish the full set of circumstances.

"I would urge anyone who was travelling in the area and who remembers seeing the vehicle prior to the collision to please contact police on 101 if not already done."

Family of 81-year-old killed in crash pay tribute to 'Gramps'

The family of an 81-year-old man who lost his life in a road traffic collision in the Scottish Borders last week have today paid tribute to him.

William Downie from Lamancha was involved in a collision with an HGV on the A701 south of Leadburn at around 12:20pm on Thursday, June 16th.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement issued through Police Scotland his family said: "We are devastated at our loss of a much loved husband, dad, gramps, great-gramps, brother and uncle.

"He will be sorely missed and we are comforted by the messages from the community, who valued his help and friendship over the many years."

Sergeant Gary Taylor of the Road Policing Unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of William Downie at this very sad time and we will continue to offer them support as and when they need it.

"Our inquiries into the circumstances that led up to this collision are ongoing and I ask anyone with relevant information to contact police on 101 if not already done so."

Man airlifted after A711 motorbike and tractor crash

A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening after his Suzuki GSX650 motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor and trailer.

The accident happened around 5.50pm on the A711 Dumfries - Dalbeattie road near Beeswing village, about six miles west of Dumfries.

The 55-year-old motorcyclist, from Elgin, was flown to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary with internal injuries and a fractured arm. The 29-year-old man driving the tractor wasn't injured.

The road was completely closed as emergency services worked at the scene and the air ambulance was brought in with staff helping the personnel and police.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses who were on the road at this time or who saw either vehicle before the collision.

Police carried out an investigation into the accident but only the motor cyclist was injured. The driver of the tractor and trailer which was loaded with silage suffered only shock.

The ambulance carrying the motor cyclist was given a police escorted to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary but no details have been given of his condition.

Serious road collision at St Bees

Credit: Press Association

Police were called to a serious road collision at St Bees this morning.

The crash happened on the B5345 (St Bees Road) and the road was closed from the Sandwith junction to the Wilson Pit Road junction for around three hours.

The road has now re-opened.

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