Public praised for helping Selkirk man in A7 smash

A7 Road Accident at Glenmayne near Galashiels.
A7 Road Accident at Glenmayne near Galashiels.

PARAMEDICS have praised members of the public who helped a Selkirk man involved in a serious A7 crash which closed the road for three hours.

The 21-year-old was cut from his Toyota car by firefighters and taken to Borders General Hospital with arm injuries.

His vehicle was in collision with a Nissan driven by a 30-year-old man – who was also taken to the BGH – at Glenmayne north of Lindean.

John Mackie, area service manager for the Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “On behalf of the crews at the incident and the Scottish Ambulance Service, I would like to thank the bystanders who assisted the casualties until the arrival of our crews.

“The crews are in no doubt that without the intervention and assistance of these people, the patients’ condition would have been considerably worse by the time they arrived.”

The accident, which took place at midday on Monday, caused disruption to road users between Galashiels and Selkirk, with traffic diverted via the narrow B6360 which runs past Abbotsford.

A spokesperson for Lothian and Borders Police said: “The incident is being treated as a serious injury accident.”