Boy, 16, seriously hurt in Castle Douglas road crash

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The boy is in Dumfries Infirmary with a suspected neck fracture after the crash

A teenager has been seriously injured in a road crash in south west Scotland.

The 16-year-old was a passenger in a Peugeot car which was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Tigra.

The accident happened at about 2100 GMT on Tuesday on the A713 near Castle Douglas rugby club. The road was eventually reopened by 1000 GMT.

The boy was taken to Dumfries Infirmary with a suspected neck fracture. Two other young men were also taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to contact them with information.

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