Motorcyclists killed in Jedburgh and Hawick crashes

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image captionA 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 captionA 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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