Investigation underway following two-vehicle crash on A7

A 20-year-old man is in critical condition following a serious road crash on the A7 last night (Monday 27 December 2021).

Around 9.10pm, a red Seat Ibiza was travelling south on the A7, approximately half a mile north of Galashiels when it collided with a black Seat Ibiza travelling north on the other side of the carriageway.

Emergency services attended and the driver of the red Seat Ibiza was taken to hospital. Medical staff describe the 20-year-old man’s condition as critical.

The driver of the black Seat Ibiza was examined by ambulance staff at the scene and did not require to attend hospital.

An investigation is under way to establish the full circumstances of the incident and the road was closed for several hours to allow crash scene investigators to examine the scene.

Officers now wish to speak to the driver of another black car, make currently unknown, that was in front of the red Seat prior to the collision.

Sergeant Jill Kirkpatrick said: “Enquiries carried out so far have established that another black car, make currently unknown, was in front of the red Seat prior to the collision and I would ask the driver of that vehicle to contact us as they may have information which could assist our enquiries.

“I would appeal to anyone who was on the A7 around the time of the incident to contact us with any information or dash cam footage as it could prove vital in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to all Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3191 of Monday, 27 December 2021.

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