Driver charged after crash near Lauder

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A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with dangerous driving after a serious accident near Lauder on Thursday morning.

The Cumbernauld driver suffered spinal injuries and was taken to Borders General Hospital after a crash on the A697 road near Dod Mill House.

His white van collided with a Seat car at 6.45am. Both the 31-year-old and the 63-year-old car driver had to be cut free from their vehicles by fire crews.

The 63-year-old was also taken to the BGH with spinal injuries.

A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.