Three badly injured in crashes on roads in Borders

Police have appealed to drivers to take extra care on wet roads after three people were seriously injured in less than eight hours.

It happened on Friday and Police Scotland say that in addition to the three serious crashes they had to deal there were are a number of other crashes across the Borders.

A 90-year-old woman who was a passenger in a Ford Fiesta is in a serious condition after a three vehicle smash shortly before 3pm on the A68 north of Newtown St Boswells. All three drivers sustained minor injuries.

A 21-year-old man is critical in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after the Corsa he was driving was in collision with a Vauxhall Astra on a bend on the B6364 near Hume at 7.30am. The 45-year-old woman who at the wheel of the Astra was treated at the Borders General Hospital.

Around 1pm a BMW collided with a telegraph pole coming off a bend on the A6105 Duns to Greenlaw road at Choicelee Farm near Gavinton. The 45-year-old was later said to be serious but stable at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Sergeant Brian Jones of the road policing unit commented: “While we cannot say that these collisions came as a direct of the road conditions, there was a steady drizzle in the Borders and we dealt with a number of other, less serious, collisions that occurred as a result of drivers travelling too fast on wet roads.

“A momentary lack of concentration can have a devastating impact and it is vital that drivers take care and adapt their driving to suit the conditions.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to any of the accidents to come forward.