A 31-year-old man was cut from a vehicle after a head-on crash in St Boswells this afternoon.
The passenger was removed by fire crews from a Vauxhall Corsa car which hit a Volkswagen Scirocco at 2.05pm outside the Border Toyota garage.
He was taken to Borders General Hospital on a spinal board with suspected back injuries. The two drivers of the cars are not believed to have been injured in the incident which was attended by police, two fire appliances from Galashiels and Jedburgh and paramedics.
The accident resulted in the closure of the A68 for an hour, causing considerable delays in both directions, but has now reopened.