Six hurt in Earlston crash

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SIX people, including a four-year-old girl, were taken to Borders General Hospital after a two-car collision near Earlston on Thursday.

In the incident, at 1.20pm, a silver Seat Altea travelling south crashed head-on with a grey Mitsubishi Lancer on the A68 at Drygrange.

The driver of the Seat, a 43-year-old woman from Earlston, suffered seatbelt injuries and minor cuts, while her two daughters aged four and seven, suffered shock, as did a 54-year-old female passenger from Kelso.

The driver of the Mitsibishi, a 63-year-old Darnick man, also suffered minor cuts, and his 52-year-old wife was treated for shock.

Fire crews and police officers attended the scene, which closed the A68 for two-and-a-half hours.

A spokesperson for Lothian and Borders Police said: “Enquiries are ongoing and the police are appealing for any persons, who may have been in the area, and witnessed the accident, to contact us on 0131 311 3131.”