A697: Child, 9, among two taken to hospital after crash

A NINE-YEAR-OLD child is among two people that have been taken to hospital after a crash in the Borders, say police.

Police were called at around 10.25am this morning (August 9) following the report of a one-vehicle crash on the A697 near Oxton.

The child and a 46-year-old man have been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment, according to officers.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called around 10.25am on Monday, August 9, 2021 following the report of a one-vehicle road crash on A697 near Oxton.

“Emergency services attended and a 9-year-old child and 46-year-old man have been taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment of injuries.

“The road is currently closed in both directions.”

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