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Woman in critical condition after A711 collision

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A 79-year-old woman from Kirkcudbright is in a critical condition after a one vehicle collision on the A711 at Tongland.

It happened at around 12pm on Wednesday 7 March.

The woman's car, a blue coloured Toyota Avensis, collided with the verge and some small trees.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Constable John Jamieson of the Roads Policing Unit said:

We are investigating the cause of the crash however indications are that the driver may have suffered a medical episode at the time of the crash."

– Constable John Jamieson

Police name Dumfries motorcyclist killed in road crash

The scene on the A711 where Michael Andrew Cloy died in a vehicle crash. Credit: ITV Border

Police Scotland have named a man who was killed in a road crash that happened on the A711 near Tower Wood, on Saturday 29 April.

47-year-old Michael Andrew Cloy, from Kirkton in Dumfries, was riding a Triumph Tiger Explorer motorcycle when it collided with a silver Ssangyong Turismo car around 3:55pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they have informed Scotland's public prosecution service and that investigations are still ongoing.

We continue to carry out investigations into this collision and we would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision contacts the Dumfries Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident number PDG0097310417

– Constable Callum Kingstree, Roads Policing Unit


Mother and children in near miss with overtaking lorry

The A711 at Lochanhead. Credit: Google Earth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a mother, driving with her three children, was forced to take "serious evasive action" to avoid an overtaking lorry.

The incident happened on the A711 at the end of the Long Wood, Lochanhead, Dumfries at around 3:20pm on Saturday.

The woman was driving towards Kirkgunzeon in her blue Volvo estate car with her three young children when she was confronted by a west bound articulated lorry overtaking a tractor.

Police say if she hadn't taken evasive action, a collision would have been likely.

They are asking any witnesses to contact Police Scotland on 101.