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Witnesses sought after Borders road crash

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Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a one-vehicle collision that left the driver with serious injuries.

The collision happened on the B6355 Chirnside to Ayton Road near to Peelwalls Farm, Berwickshire at around 4.30pm yesterday.

A silver Seat Alhambra car left the road while negotiating a double bend. It struck a tree before coming to rest down an embankment.

The 43-year-old male driver sustained serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

His condition is now described as stable.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow police to carry out a collision investigation.

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward.

"This accident has unfortunately left the driver with serious injuries.

"We are keen to establish the full circumstances and would ask anyone with information to contact us."

– Police Constable Davy Johnson of Roads Policing

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicle at another point yesterday is asked to call police on 101.

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18-year-old seriously injured in crash with tractor

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An 18-year-old female was seriously injured following a crash involving a car and a tractor in the Borders yesterday afternoon.

The teenager was travelling in a Fiat car which collided with a tractor pulling a trailer on the A6105 road near Chirnside, Berwickshire.

She was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for emergency treatment.

The road was closed for several hours while an investigation took place into the accident, which happened around 1.45p.m.

Police Scotland have asked for any witnesses to get in contact.

Traffic disrupted after crash in Carlisle

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Traffic was disrupted this afternoon following a collision between a car and motorbike in Carlisle.

The incident occurred on Harraby Green Road, where it is believed the driver of a Suzuki motorcycle flew over the bonnet of a Mercedes.

Police have not released any details regarding the injuries of those involved.

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Appeal for witnesses to 'serious' collision

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A7 this morning.

The incident occurred approximately four miles north of Galashiels at around 8am.

A black Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a black motorcycle.

The 49-year-old man who was riding the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Edinburgh Road Infirmary. His condition is currently described as critical but stable.

A 56-year-old woman was driving the Vauxhall Corsa and was taken to Borders General Hospital for minor injuries.

The road was closed for around 7 hours while police carried out their investigations, and they are now urging any witnesses to contact them.

A7 closed following serious collision

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Police in the Borders are attending a serious road traffic collision near Galashiels involving a motorcycle and a car.

The incident occurred on the A7, around four miles north of the town, at around 8am this morning. The road has been closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

A 50-year-old man is said to have suffered serious injuries and is currently being cared for by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Tributes paid to "loving and caring" man killed in crash

The family and friends of a man who died after his car was involved in a crash have paid tribute to a “loving, caring and fun loving person.”

Daniel Staples, known as Podge, died following a road traffic collision on the A595 on Tuesday 21 January. He was driving a Vauxhall Vectra when it collided with a milk tanker.

Daniel’s parents, Tony and Kath Staples have described how their son was:

“Loving and caring towards all his friends and family. He was an outgoing lad who was always full of fun. He had just started his career after working so hard to get qualified and was looking forward to being best man at his friend’s wedding this year and was planning the stag do.

“We all miss him so much and are still coming to terms that he has gone. His passing has left an void in our lives that he, with his presence and vitality, filled. There was never a dull moment with him around.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

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