Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Driver and passenger seriously hurt in crash on A71

A71 at the junction with Dalmahoy Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The crashes happened on the A71 at the junction with Dalmahoy Road

An elderly man and woman are in hospital with serious injuries following a three car crash on the A71 on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

The crash happened west of the junction with Dalmahoy Road at about 13:30 on Tuesday.

A Renault flatbed truck, travelling westbound, collided with a grey Renault Clio that was travelling eastbound.

The truck then crashed head-on with a grey Volvo XC60, which was also travelling eastbound.

Police investigation

The 70-year-old driver of the Volvo and his 70-year-old female passenger were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 56-year-old male driver of the truck was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with minor injuries.

The 87-year-old driver of the Renault Clio and his 85-year-old female passenger were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed until about 23:30 for a police investigation.

Sgt Kos Papakyriakou of Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit said: "Those travelling in the Volvo were seriously injured however, thankfully, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"As part of our inquiries we'd urge anyone who witnessed this collision, and who has not yet spoken to officers, to get in touch with us.

"We'd also ask anyone who may have seen any of the vehicles beforehand, or has information which may be able to help, to come forward."

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