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Witness appeal after motorcyclist dies in A68 crash

A motorcyclist died after a crash on the A68 south of Jedburgh Photo: Google Maps

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash on the A68 near Jedburgh.

The incident happened at around 4.45pm on Sunday 8 July.

The rider of a Triumph Thruxton motorcycle travelling north collided with an Audi A6 travelling south.

A second motorcycle travelling north also collided with the Audi when trying to avoid the collision.

The 53-year-old male rider of the first motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 45-year-old male rider of the second motorcycle sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Borders General Hospital by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Police and emergency services were at the scene.

The road was closed for around seven hours while investigations were carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Tragically as a result of the collision a man has lost his life and our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.

I am eager to hear from anyone who may have been travelling on the A68 and who saw the vehicles immediately prior to the collision, or who witnessed what happened, to contact us as soon as possible.

Similarly anyone who may have any information that can help with our investigations is asked to come forward.”

– Sergeant Fraser Wood from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Unit