Selkirk woman hit by lorry – across the road from bypass poll

Dr Lindsay Neil,left, taking signatures for a Selkirk bypass, in the pop-up shop earlier today
Dr Lindsay Neil,left, taking signatures for a Selkirk bypass, in the pop-up shop earlier today
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A woman, who was walking on a pavement in Selkirk’s West Port, was hit by an articulated lorry at 2.30pm this afternoon.

The woman, who was walking with her husband and young child, was clipped by the vehicle, and sustained injuries to her elbow and back, however, her injuries are not thought to be serious.

The driver of the lorry failed to stop, and carried on towards the south.

By absolute chance, the accident happened just across the road from where Selkirk Regeneration Company was holding a poll on whether or not there should be a bypass built which would take such vehicles out of the town centre.

Dr Lindsay Neil, who was minding the pop-up shop at the corner of Tower Street, told us: “While I was sitting in the shop. the woman was hit by the lorry while she was walking on the pavement.

“I gather the driver was unable to see what had happened and he just carried on.

“This is exactly the kind of incident that makes a Selkirk bypass so desperately needed, and why we are campaigning for it to happen.”

The police were informed about the incident.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Our enquiries into this collision are ongoing.”