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Cyclist dies after crash in Borders

A cyclist who was injured in a road accident in the Scottish Borders has died.

64 year old John Barr from west Saltoun was cycling on the B709 Traquair to Innerleithan road on the 27th September when he was involved in a crash with a Honda Civic.

He was taken to hospital with serious head, leg and pelvic injuries.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he died on 10th October.

Lothian and Borders police are requesting anyone who can help them with enquiries to get in touch.

Cyclist injured in accident

A cyclist has been seriously injured in a crash with a vehicle on a country road in the Scottish Borders.

The accident happened on the Innerleithen to Traquair B709 road on Wednesday 26th September at around 2pm.

The cyclist, a 64 year old man form Haddington, was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance with what has been described as serious injuries.

The accident closed the road for 5 hours.


Cyclist identified

A cyclist who was killed in an accident near Peebles in the Scottish Borders has been identified as 53 year old Mark Sanderson who was from Edinburgh. The accident happened on Monday 6th August on the A703 road 300 metres north of Peebles.

Mr Sanderson was travelling north when he lost control of his bicycle and collided with a Fiat Panda that was travelling south.

Lothian and Borders police are appealing for anyone who witnesses the accident to get in touch with them.

Cyclist killed in collision

Police are appealing for help identifying a cyclist involved in a fatal road accident in the Scottish Borders.It happened at around 4.20pm on Monday 6th August on the A703 Edinburgh to Peebles Road, about 300 meters north of Peebles.

The cyclist, who was travelling north, appears to have lost control of the bicycle, veered into the southbound carriageway and collided with a Fiat Panda.

Witnesses gave first aid until emergency services arrived, however he was pronounced dead at the scene. The cyclist is described as:

  • A male
  • Between 40 - 50 years old
  • Riding a blue and white Peugeot racing bike
  • Wearing a yellow jacket, blue and yellow cycling top, black cycling shorts

It is believed the cyclist may have become unwell immediately prior to the collision.The road was closed for around three and a half hours while accident investigation and vehicle recovery took place.Sergeant Brian Jones from Lothian and Borders Police said:

"This was a terribly sad incident which has left a man dead and a number of witnesses greatly affected.

"There may be someone out there who recognises the description of this cyclist and I would appeal to them to come forward as a matter of urgency.

"Similarly I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward - they may have vital information that could greatly assist us in establishing the full circumstances."

– Sergeant Brian Jones

Man airlifted to hospital

A cyclist from Grasmere is in a critical condition at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary tonight after coming off his bike on Saturday.

He suffered life threatening injuries in the accident which occurred near Thirlmere ar around 10:15 am yesterday morning.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance’s Pride of Cumbria helicopter.