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Van driver critical after crash near Creetown

Dumfries and Galloway map
Image caption The crash was on the busy A75 road, west of Creetown

A van driver involved in a crash with a lorry and a camper van in Dumfries and Galloway is in a critical condition.

The 42-year-old man, from Northern Ireland, was airlifted to hospital after the accident at 03:00 on the A75 Stranraer to Dumfries road, near Creetown.

Three adults and four children who were in the camper van were also taken to hospital.

Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to get in touch.

The road was closed and diversions put in place while investigations were carried out. It has since reopened.

All of the occupants of the camper van are from Dungannon in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Doctors said the injuries of a 29-year-old woman, who was driving the camper van, were causing concern.

Two male passengers, aged 21 and 30, have broken bones.

Of the four children, a seven-year-old boy has a kidney injury, while a girl, aged six, and two boys, aged four and 13 months, have only minor injuries.

The 57-year-old lorry driver is from County Monaghan in Ireland. He was not injured and did not need to go to hospital.

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