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Two in hospital after A76 bus crash

The front of the bus was badly damaged Credit: Bob Geddes

Two people have been taken to hospital after a bus crash involving a pick-up north of Dumfries.

The single-decker Stagecoach bus crashed near the Irongray junction between Holyrood and Auldgirth on the A76 and ended up in a ditch.

The accident happened just before 5pm on Wednesday evening.

The driver of the bus had to be cut from the badly damaged cab, but the only passenger on board was able to walk free.

Both were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where their injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

Inspecting the damage Credit: Bob Geddes

"We can confirm that one of our buses was involved in an incident at about 4.30pm today. It took place on the A76 at Hollywood. "Our immediate concerns are for the welfare of the passenger and our driver who were taken to hospital. "Safety is our highest priority. We are assisting police with their inquiries into the incident as well as carrying out our own investigation into the circumstances."

– Spokesperson, Stagecoach
One of the smashed windows Credit: Bob Geddes

Woman injured in A76 crash

A woman was badly injured in a road crash on the A76 Dumfries - Kilmarnock Road on Saturday 22nd August, which completely blocked the road for six hours.

The road was closed at Friars Carse after the crash involving two cars around 3.40pm.

A man and woman from seperate cars were taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after the crash.

They were freed from their vehicles by emergency services who were called to the scene before 5pm last night.

The driver of a Fiat Panda car, a 62-year-old Thornhill woman received serious injuries including a fracture pelvis and rib injuries in the crash and she was serious in Dumfries Infirmary.

The driver of the other car a 59-year-old man from Portugal received only minor injuries and was treated in hospital before being released.

The air ambulance which was in the area went to the scene of the crash but it was stood down shortly after. Firefighters from Dumfries and Thornhill were called to the scene of the crash and used specialist cutting equipment.

The accident took place about seven miles north of Dumfries in an area which has seen numerous crashes in the past decade.

Diversions were put in place on both sides of the crash on the road which was busy with many people returning from the country fair at Drumlanrig Castle.

Police Scotland said late last night that the road had been re-opened following a full accident investigation to try and find out the cause of the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Police name man killed in A76 accident

The crash happened on the A76.

Police have named the man who died in a road accident on the A76, near to Thornhill.

Robert Patterson, 49, was struck by a Honda Accord, being driven by a 26-year-old man from Dumfries.

The accident happened on Monday 6 April, in the early hours of the morning.

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses, and the Prosecutor Fiscal has been informed.


Possible delays during A76 resurfacing works

Motorists in the South of Scotland could face delays, after plans were announced for £50,000 of resurfacing works on the north and southbound lanes of A76 Dettingen Roundabout, Cumnock.

Scotland TranServ will carry out the works between Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 March.

It'll be carried out over three nights between the hours of 7pm to 6am.

Depending on the traffic management measures that will be in operation during the works, vehicles travelling on the A70 may have to use signed local diversions.

Temporary traffic lights will also be in use at the roundabout.

Police appeal after A72 accident

The crash happened on the A72 near to Eshiels. Credit: ITV Border

Police in Peebles have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a collision on the A76 near Eshiels.

The accident happened at around 6pm on Monday, October 27.

Carl Lane, 75, was struck by a Volvo XC90, and was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was later transferred to the Spinal Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Police believe several motorists may have witnessed the collision, but have not yet come forward.

"This is a serious incident and we are urging anyone who witnessed the initial collision to immediately come forward and help with police enquiries.

“Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

– PC Rory Wilson
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