South Scotland

Gretna and Glenluce accident injuries 'life-threatening'

Southern General Hospital
Image caption A 71-year-old woman is being treated in the Southern General after falling from her bicycle

Two people are in hospital with life-threatening injuries after separate road crashes in the south of Scotland.

A 71-year-old woman is being treated in the Southern General in Glasgow after she fell off her bicycle on the A75 near Newton Stewart on Monday.

Police are keen to trace the driver of a black Vauxhall Vectra type car seen in the area at the time.

Meanwhile, a 75-year-old man is still being treated in Dumfries Infirmary after a crash in Gretna on Thursday.

The A75 incident happened at Glenluce bypass at about 13:50 on Monday.

The pensioner fell off her bicycle and suffered serious injuries which were said to be "life threatening".

Police are trying to trace a car seen in the area at the time to help piece together what happened.

The Gretna crash happened on Loanwath Road near the junction with Africanda Road at about 14:10 on 15 May.

It involved a blue Ford Ka being driven by a 75-year-old local man and a Ford Transit van being driven by a 54-year-old man from outside Dumfries and Galloway.

The car driver was seriously hurt and remains in hospital in Dumfries.

Witnesses to either accident have been asked to contact police.

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