Selkirk pensioner dies after being struck by lorry

A grandmother died on Christmas Day – 10 days after being struck by an articulated lorry in Selkirk town centre.

By Bob Burgess
Monday, 29th December 2014, 12:02 pm
Rescuers at the scene of the accident
Rescuers at the scene of the accident

Marion Fair was freed by rescuers from under the front wheel of the lorry after being hit as she crossed the A7 at what is known locally as The Fleece corner.

The accident happened on the afternoon of Monday, December 15, and police are still keen to speak to any witnesses who have not yet come forward.

Mrs Fair, 84, and from the town’s Tower Street, was treated at the scene by paramedics during the hour-long rescue operation and was taken by helicopter to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The accident has led to fresh calls for a Selkirk bypass.