Appeal following serious collision on A72 near Walkerburn

Published 30 May 2019

Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision near Walkerburn.

The collision happened on the A72, one mile east of Walkerburn, at around 8.20pm on Wednesday 29 May.

A black VW Golf travelling east was involved in a collision with a red Ford Fiesta. Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed for approximately seven and a half hours.

The driver and sole occupant of the Golf, a 26-year-old woman, was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries.

The 60-year-old male driver of the Fiesta, along with two women aged 36 and 18 were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. A 15-year-old girl from was also taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with minor injuries. A 10-year-old girl from the vehicle was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh with serious injuries. 

Officers are appealing for information and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to come forward.

Sergeant Gary Taylor from the Road Policing Unit said: “This has been a serious collision involving six people who were taken to hospital following the incident.

“A number of members of the public stopped at the scene to assist prior to the arrival of emergency service and I would like to thank them for their assistance at the scene.

“As part of our inquiries, we’re keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on the A72 around the time of the collision, and who saw the vehicles immediately prior to, or who witnessed, the collision.

“Anyone with relevant dash-cam footage should contact officers to provide this as soon as possible.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3788 of 29 May.


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