Police release name of man killed by A72 crash near Peebles

Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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Police in the Borders have now confirmed the identity of an 87-year-old man killed by a car crash on the A72 near Peebles at the weekend.

The accident victim has been named as Robert Fleming Kerr, of Glasgow.

He was a passenger in a Vauxhall Meriva involved in a collision with a Honda CRV near the turn-off for Horsburgh Ford at Cardrona while travelling east on Saturday morning.

Mr Kerr was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow for treatment, but his injuries were too severe for him to be saved, and he died there shortly afterwards.

The driver of the Meriva, a 71-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to be treated for neck and back injuries, and he is still being attended to there.

The driver of the other car involved, a 42-year-old man, was taken to Borders General Hospital at Melrose to be checked over but not kept in.

Police inquiries to establish the full circumstances of the accident are ongoing, and any potential witnesses are being asked to come forward.

Sergeant Neil Inglis, based at the traffic police unit at Galashiels, said: “We are still working to establish what happened to result in this collision, and I would ask anyone who was on the A72 near Peebles at around 11.10am on Saturday to come forward if they remember seeing anything that can assist with our investigation.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this collision should also contact the police immediately.”

Anyone with information on the accident can contact Police Scotland on 101.