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Police appeal after serious crash closes A75

The road was closed for two hours. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident in Dumfries and Galloway, in which two people were taken to hospital, and the major A75 road was blocked for two hours.

The crash happened at around 11:55am this morning, on the A75 at the east junction with the B794 Dalbeattie to Corsock Road, in Castle Douglas.

It involved a red Nissan van being driven by a 48-year-old man from Springholm, a red VW Tiguan car being driven by a 70-year-old man from Dalbeattie, and a white Daf lorry being driven by a 57-year-old man from Stranraer.

All three vehicles were damaged, and the drivers of the Nissan van and the VW Tiguan were taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

They are currently being treated for their injuries, which are considered serious at this stage.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this crash and would ask that they call us at Castle Douglas on the 101 number.

The road was blocked for over two hours to allow for the injured to be removed to hospital and the vehicles to be taken away.

– Constable Callum Kingstree at Castle Douglas

Police appeal after 'road rage' attack

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 'road rage' attack near Castle Douglas.

It happened at around 11:15pm on Wednesday 14 December, on the A75 near the Ramhill, Castle Douglas.

Police say a 48-year-old man driving a Mercedes Sprinter van was overtaken by an articulated lorry, which pulled up sharply in front of him.

The driver of the lorry then left the vehicle, and assaulted the van driver.

The van driver, who is from Birmingham, was left with a sore face and in a shocked condition, and the lorry driver left the scene after the attack.

The only description that the victim was able to give regarding his attacker is that he was between 40/50 years old, stocky build with a beer belly. He was about 5'8" tall and had short grey hair and a goatee beard and moustache.

He was wearing a red and white vertical striped t-shirt, jeans and safety boots. The victim received some cuts to his face as a result however did not require medical attention.

We want to hear form anyone who may have been on the A75 near the Ramhill around this time to get in touch if they saw anything which might help us in this investigation. The victim was unable to indicate why this assault might have happened.

– Constable Callum Jardine at Castle Douglas


A75 at Glenluce closed by chemical spillage

The A75 at Glenluce has been closed, due to a "small chemical spillage".

Police say at around 1:40pm, a bottle containing an unknown substance was found at the side of the A75 at the Glenluce bypass.

Emergency services are there, and the road has been closed.

Diversions are in place through the village of Glenluce for all traffic travelling east and west.

The fire and rescue service are waiting for specialists to arrive to identify the chemical.

One person has been taken to the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as a precaution, having been in direct contact with the substance.

Police say there is no risk to the wider public.

Man dies after lorry crash in Dumfries

A man has died following a road accident involving a lorry, on the A75 in Dumfries on Thursday 26 March.

William Hanlin, 47, from Dalbeattie, was driving an eastbound Vauxhall Astra, which collided with a westbound articulated lorry at Cuckoo Roundabout.

He died at the scene.

The man driving the lorry was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and treated for minor injuries.

He was since been released.

Police are asking for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.

67-year-old dies in Annan crash

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A 67-year-old woman has died following a crash involving 2 vans in Dumfries and Galloway this morning (Saturday 21st).

Police were called to the crash on the A75 near Eastriggs at around 11.15am, involving a Renault van and a Mercedes van.

The 67-year-old female passenger of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger, a 38 year-old woman, was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she is being treated for her injuries. Hospital staff describe her condition as stable.

The 67 year-old driver of the Mercedes was conveyed to DGRI for a chest injury.

The two male occupants of the Renault were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

Enquiries are continuing into the cause of the crash and Police Scotland are urging witnesses to contact them on 101.

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