Selkirk gran, 84, in serious condition

An RAF helicopter waits opposite Selkirk Rugby Club's ground, ready to take the victim of an accident in Selkirk town centre to hospital. Ambulance staff walk back from the helicopter after puting the victim inside.
An RAF helicopter waits opposite Selkirk Rugby Club's ground, ready to take the victim of an accident in Selkirk town centre to hospital. Ambulance staff walk back from the helicopter after puting the victim inside.

An 84-year-old Selkirk grandmother was in a serious but stable condition in hospital on Wednesday, after being trapped under an articulated lorry in Selkirk Market Place on Monday.

Mrs Marion Fair was crossing the A7 beside the Fleece Hotel around 3.15pm, when she was hit by a 12-wheeled juggernaut turning the right-angle corner onto the A7 from the West Port.

Mrs Fair was trapped under the cab’s front left wheel for over an hour, until she was freed by fire crews’ specialist equipment. A rescue helicopter flew her to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at 4.40pm, where she underwent emergency surgery for a leg injury.

The A7 through Selkirk Market Place reopened five hours after the incident. Police confirmed the driver is not facing charges and they appealed for witnesses to the incident to call 101.