Appeal after man hurt in road collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in a road collision in Midlothian.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th October 2011, 1:11 pm

The incident happened at about 1.05am on Sunday on the A68 near Pathhead.

The 19-year-old was walking along the southbound carriageway when he was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Transporter van.

He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is currently being treated for two broken legs and a broken collarbone. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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Police responded and closed the road for around five hours while they carried out an investigation and are now keen to hear from anyone who can assist with their enquiries.

A police spokesman said: “Anyone who was on the A68 at the time and witnessed the collision is asked to come forward immediately.”