Jedburgh woman dies after falling from motorbike near Galashiels

A 23-year-old woman from Jedburgh has died after falling off a motorbike in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Bronte Sarona Hutchison sustained serious injuries after she came off of a motorcycle, that she was travelling on as a pillion passenger, on the A6091 Melrose Bypass during the early hours of Sunday, August 5.

The incident happened at the junction with the Tweedbank Roundabout at 3.40am.

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Both the rider and Ms Hutchison fell from a black Kawasaki ZX636 motorcycle, which was travelling eastbound from Galashiels.

Bronte Sarona HutchisonBronte Sarona Hutchison
Bronte Sarona Hutchison

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Ms Hutchison was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 27-year-old male rider was taken to Borders General Hospital, but was later released having not sustained any serious injuries.

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this collision are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

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Sergeant Ross Drummond from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with Bronte’s family at this time and our investigation to establish why both she and the rider of the motorcycle came off of the bike are continuing.

“Any motorists who were on the road at the time and witnessed what happened, or who have information relevant to this investigation, should contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact the RPU via 101 and quote incident number 973 of 5th August.

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