Man and woman in serious condition in Edinburgh hospital after early-morning road crash

Work is taking place to establish the cause of the incident, with police appealing for information

A man and a woman are in a serious condition in an Edinburgh hospital following an early morning car crash.

Emergency services were called out at 4.30am on Wednesday (January 4) after a white Ford Focus crashed on the A68 near Soutra Hill, in the Scottish Borders.

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The single vehicle smash resulted in a 49-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man being taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A man and a woman are in a serious condition in an Edinburgh hospital following an early morning car crash.

Both are described as being in a serious but stable condition there.

Officers from Police Scotland closed the A68 north of Oxton for investigations, with the road repening at around 11.15am.

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Work is taking place to establish the cause of the incident, with police appealing for information.

Sergeant Iain McIntyre said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who either saw what happened, or saw the white Ford Focus prior to the crash.

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“Likewise, anyone with dashcam footage of the A68 around 4.30am on Wednesday, please review it and bring anything relevant to our attention.”

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