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Motorcyclists killed in Jedburgh and Hawick crashes

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Image caption A motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash on the A68 south of Jedburgh

Two motorcyclists have been killed in separate crashes in the Scottish Borders at the weekend.

A 30-year-old man died in hospital after a collision involving his motorbike and a car on Eildon Road in Hawick at about 17:15 on Saturday.

Another man, aged 53, died at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the A68 near Jedburgh at 16:45 on Sunday.

A 45-year-old motorcyclist is also in hospital with serious injuries after the second accident.

After the first crash, which involved a parked car, the victim was taken to the Borders General Hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

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Image caption A man died in hospital following the Hawick crash

The second accident happened about two miles south of Jedburgh when the rider of a Triumph Thruxton motorbike travelling north was involved in a collision with an Audi A6 heading south.

A second motorbike was also involved.

The rider of the Triumph was pronounced dead at the scene while the second motorcyclist suffered "serious but not life-threatening injuries" and was taken to the Borders General Hospital.

Police want to hear from any witnesses to either crash.

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