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Woman flown to hospital after three vehicle collision in Dumfries

A woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a three vehicle crash on the A701 in Dumfries.

It happened at 4pm on October 29 on the turn off for Ae Village. The crash involved a white Ford Transit van being driven by a 50-year-old man from Dumfries, a silver coloured Peugeot 206 car being driven by a 49-year-old woman from Ae Village and a white Renault Master van driven by a 39-year-old man from Motherwell.

The road at the scene was completely blocked by the vehicles. The female driver of the Peugeot car was removed from her vehicle by the Fire and Rescue Service and was flown by Helimed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

The male driver of the Ford Transit was also taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary as a precaution. A full investigation has been carried out.

Constable Paul Watson of the Roads Policing Unit said: "The road at the scene was closed until the early hours of Tuesday 30 October in order to carry out a full collision investigation and to clear the vehicles from the road. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision to call us at Dumfries using the 101 number, and quoting the reference number 2658 of 29/10."

Traffic warning ahead of Guid Nychburris

Guid Nychburris. Credit: ITV Border

Traffic restrictions will be in force in Dumfries this Saturday, 16 June, for the annual Guid Nychburris parade.

Police say all town centre roads will be closed from 4:30pm, ahead of the start of the parade at 5pm.

The closures will remain in place until around 8pm, and the A75 Dumfries bypass is expected to be busier as a result.

The festival began in 1932. It includes the crowning of the Queen of the South, and culminates in the Riding of the Marches on the third Saturday of June.

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