One driver charged after lorry crash on A7

A lorry driver has been charged with causing a crash between two articulated lorries on the A7 on Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 4:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 4:08 pm
Police Scotland.

The road was closed in both directions north of Stow for five hours following the accident at around 2.20pm.

Fire and ambulance crews were called and a 39-year-old man was cut free from one lorry and taken to Borders General Hospital with serious leg injuries.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “The road was reopened at around 7.20pm, following recovery of both HGVs and the roadway being cleared.

“A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with this and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”