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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.

Community to take ownership of Dumfries High Street

Midsteeple Quarter Community Society to save High Street Credit: ITV BORDER

People who live and work around Dumfries were today invited to join the Midsteeple Quarter Community Society and change the future of the town centre.

Started by the Stove Network the Midsteeple Quarter focuses on the idea of the community buying back its High Street.

The membership is free and members will have a say in future projects for the town.

"The Midsteeple Quarter Project is a means by which local people can once more create a town centre that brings opportunity and prosperity for everyone in our community. It is a Community Benefit Society that everyone can join - it is like an old fashioned 'building society'; something that we all own and have an equal say in directing."

– Kevin Reid, Creative Producer for the Midsteeple Quarter Project

The Midsteeple Quarter Project aims to take ownership of a group of disused buildings on Dumfries High Street.

They will refurbish them and steward them for the community as affordable enterprise space at street level and rent out good quality flats on the floors above.

Their plans are to start by re-developing the former Bakers Oven premises on Queensberry Square - subject to an Asset Transfer from the Council.

A day to invite the community of Dumfries to help save the High Street Credit: ITV Border

Two men seriously injured after 'incident' in Carrutherstown

Carrutherstown, Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

Two men are in hospital with serious injuries following an 'incident' in Carrutherstown, Dumfries.

Officers were called at 6.03am to reports of the casualties, who have been taken to Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Police have cordoned off the village while they follow a 'positive line of inquiry'.

No further details have been given. Updates to follow.

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