East Lothian cyclist dies after crash in Scottish Borders

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A CYCLIST who was injured in an accident on the Innerleithen to Traquair Road in the Borders last month has died, writes Bob Burgess.

He has been named by police as retired vet John Barr from the East Lothian hamlet of West Saltoun, near Pencaitland.

The 64-year-old sustained head and pelvic injuries when his pedal bike was involved in an accident with a Honda Civic car on the afternoon of Thursday, September 27.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the crash which happened around 1.30pm.

Mr Barr passed away around 3pm on Wednesday at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.