Police looking for witnesses after cyclist injured in crash

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LOTHIAN and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a road collision in the Borders.

The incident happened around 7.55am today (Thursday) on the A6089 Gordon to Kelso road, approximately half a mile north of Kelso.

A 47-year-old male cyclist was travelling in the area when he was involved in a collision with a southbound Mercedes coach.

Police and ambulance attended and the cyclist was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as serious.

There were no passengers on the coach and the driver was uninjured during this incident.

The road was closed the road for approximately two hours whilst officers examined the scene.

A police spokesman said: “We are investigating the circumstances that resulted in this collision and would encourage any motorists who were on the road at the time to contact police immediately, particularly the occupants of two cars who stopped at the scene.

“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist police with their enquiries is also asked to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.