Two hurt in A68 car crashes only two miles apart

The A68 Edinburgh-Darlington road through the Borders was closed to traffic for almost seven hours last Thursday due to two separate accidents not far apart.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 9:54 am
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 10:15 am
The a68 road at Lilliardsedge.

The first occurred at 9.45am near the green at St Boswells, and police say the single-vehicle collision was attended by ambulance crews but was not serious.

The road was shut for around two hours, though.

Later that same day, the road was closed again in both directions at around 5pm after a driver took unwell at the wheel.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “It was a single-car crash at around 5.10pm on Thursday, March 12, around two miles south of St Boswells.

“The male driver had a medical episode at the wheel and his vehicle came to stop at a tree. The road reopened at 8.55pm.”

Police say both of the people hurt in the accidents were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Traffic was diverted via Kelso at St Boswells and via Hawick at Cleekimin.