Tributes for girl who died in A68 tragedy

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Tributes have been pouring in for the 18-year-old Borders College student from Hawick who died in a crash on the A68 last week.

Last Wednesday at around 8pm, near Lilliardsedge Caravan Park, Lisa Bahmani’s Hyundai Getz was in a collision with a Suzuki Ignis, the driver of which, a 71-year-old woman, is in a serious condition at the Borders General, where her male passenger, 78, is being treated for non-life threatening chest injuries.

Lisa was also taken to Borders General Hospital where she later died.

Her heartbroken family released the following statement through the police: “Lisa was a much-loved daughter, sister and friend. She was a special loving girl who loved animals.

“Lisa will be sorely missed by all who knew her. We are grateful for all the messages of support.

“We would like to ask the media for privacy now to come to terms with our loss.”

A Borders College spokesperson said: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of one of our animal care students, 18-year-old Lisa Bahmani from Hawick.

“Our sincere condolences go out to Lisa’s family, friends and fellow students at this extremely difficult time.”

Lisa’s course tutor, Karen Cairney, said: “Lisa was a wonderful young lady who played an active part in college life both as an animal care student and as a class representative.

“Lisa was hardworking and always had a smile on her face which brought joy to her fellow students.

“She will be sadly missed by us all.”

The college is offering support to both students and staff who have been affected by this tragedy.