Collision closed A7 for two hours

The A7 was closed for around two hours near Newmill following the collision.
The A7 was closed for around two hours near Newmill following the collision.

The A7 was closed for around two hours yesterday (Thursday) evening, south of Hawick, following a collision between a van and a car.

The collision happened at around 6.15pm, between Hawick and Langholm, near Newmill.

A Vauxhall Vivarro van collided with a Peugeot 207, resulting in significant damage to both vehicles.

Emergency services attended and a male passenger from the van was taken to the Borders General Hospital at Melrose for treatment for his injuries, along with the female driver of the car.

The road was closed for around two hours for an accident investigation to be carried out. Inquiries into the full circumstances of the accident are ongoing, say police.