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Driver crashes car into lamp-post in Dalkeith

Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Image caption The car crashed into a lamp-post in Newbattle Road in Dalkeith

Two men are being treated in hospital for serious injuries after the car they were in crashed into a lamp-post in Midlothian.

Emergency services were called to the crash in Newbattle Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, at 17:15 on Wednesday.

The roof of the car had to be cut off to free the 36-year-old driver, Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said.

The 17-year-old passenger got out of the vehicle without help. They were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Serious injuries

The driver is being treated for leg and head injuries and the passenger for a head injury.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said the injuries were serious but not life threatening.

Meanwhile a 64-year-old man was also taken to hospital with serious injuries after crashing into a parked van.

The man was travelling alone in a silver Honda CRV when it crashed in Main Street, Dunshalt, Fife, at 18:00 on Wednesday.

Ch Insp Adrian Annandale, of Fife Constabulary, said: "We are currently investigating this collision and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed it or indeed has any relevant information to contact the police."

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