Hawick woman trapped in car crash near Selkirk

A 699 Selkirk to St. Boswells road accident.
A 699 Selkirk to St. Boswells road accident.

FIRECREWS used special hydraulic gear to free a woman from the wreckage of her crashed car near Selkirk this morning, writes Bob Burgess.

The 49-year-old driver, who hasn’t been named, was taken to the Borders General Hospital with spinal injuries.

She was trapped after her vehicle left the A699 Selkirk to St Boswells road close to the entrance to the Gala Rig race course.

The crash happened around 9am and fire teams from Selkirk and Galashiels together with paramedics eased her from the crashed car shortly before 10am

She’d been driving towards St Boswells when her Renault Clio left the road and went into a field.

Police say no other vehicle was involved in the crash.