South Scotland

Melrose High Street pedestrians pinned by reversing car

Two pedestrians have suffered serious injuries after being pinned against the wall of a building by a reversing car.

A man and woman, both in their 40s, were taken to Borders General Hospital after the incident outside the George and Abbotsford Hotel in Melrose.

The 81-year-old car driver was given oxygen and then taken to hospital.

Police said investigations were continuing and are appealing for witnesses to the accident which happened at about 11:00 on Friday.

The male pedestrian was later transferred to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Insp Richard Latto said: "This was a very serious road collision that took place on a busy High Street where there would have been a number of shoppers around.

"We are making all attempts to establish the full circumstances in relation to this collision, and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the incident to get in touch."

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