Man injured after being hit by lorry near Newton Stewart
- 17 August 2013
- From the section South Scotland
A man believed to have been struck by a lorry in Dumfries and Galloway is being treated in hospital for serious head injuries.
Police said the 19-year-old appeared to have been hit by an eastbound lorry on the A75 Gretna to Stranraer road.
The accident happened at about 02:40 near Calgow Farm, about a mile east of Newton Stewart.
The road was closed for several hours, with a 77-mile diversion in place. It has since reopened.
The man is being treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Despite the late time of this collision it is believed that a number of vehicles would have been in the area both before and after the incident.
"Police have already stopped and spoken with a number of lorry drivers, but we are appealing for anyone who has not already been spoken to who was in the area to contact them."