Two hospitalised after collisions on rural roads

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Two people were hospitalised last Friday after sustaining serious injuries in two separate road traffic accidents in Berwickshire.

The first incident happened at 7.30am, when a Vauxhall Corsa and a Vauxhall Astra collided on a bend on the B6364 near Hume.

The 21-year-old driver of the Corsa was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he is in a critical condition.

The Astra driver, a 45-year-old woman, was taken to the Borders General Hospital, where she is in a stable condition.

In the second incident, which happened around 1pm, a BMW collided with a telegraph pole after coming off the road on a bend on the A6105 at Choicelee Farm, Duns.

The 45-year-old driver was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Sergeant Brian Jones, from Lothian & Borders Road Policing Unit said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe, and we would appeal to motorists to always take account of road and weather conditions when driving, especially in rural areas where there is a greater chance of a collision occurring.

“A momentary lapse in concentration can have a devastating impact, and it is vital that drivers take care and adapt their driving to suit the conditions.”