Police appeal for witnesses after A68 crash

The A68, Earlston.The A68, Earlston.
The A68, Earlston.
A 48-year-old man has been seriously injured in a crash on the A68 near Earlston.

The collision, involving a Vauxhall Vivaro, Ford Transit Van and a Hyundai i30, took place at around 7.30am this morning.

Emergency services attended and a 48-year-old man, the driver of the Vauxhall Vivaro, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with serious injuries.

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The driver and two passengers of the Ford Transit Van and the driver of the Hyundai i30 were taken to Borders General Hospital as a precaution.

Road Policing Sergeant Jennifer Forbes said: "Enquiries are at an early stage and it's important we establish exactly what happened here.

"I am appealing to any witnesses who may have seen the crash or were driving shortly before it to come forward as soon as possible.

"I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation to get in touch."

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The road was closed and diversions put in place whilst officers carried out enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the crash.

The road re-opened around 3pm.

Those with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0405 of 2 February.​​​​​​​