Three taken to Edinburgh hospital after ‘head-on collision’ in Borders

The incident happened on the A702 near Carlops. Picture; Google Maps
The incident happened on the A702 near Carlops. Picture; Google Maps

Two adults and a child are in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision in the Borders.

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The two-car crash happened at about 4.20pm on Saturday on the A702 Edinburgh to Biggar Road in Carlops.

Police Scotland said a BMW 320 was travelling north when it collided with a Ford Ranger heading the other way.

The 34-year-old man driving the BMW was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with a number of serious injuries. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The 57-year-old man behind the wheel of the Ford was taken to the same hospital with “extensive injuries” and is said to be in a serious condition.

An 11-year-old boy, a passenger in the Ford, was taken to the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh after suffering chest and abdomen injuries. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police closed the road for more than six hours while they carried out an investigation at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact officers.

Sergeant Neil Inglis said: “This collision has resulted in serious injuries to the vehicle occupants and we are working to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

“If you were on the A702 on Saturday December 2 and witnessed what happened, then please contact police immediately.

“Members of the public should also get in touch if they have any other information relevant to this investigation.”