South Scotland

Woman cut from car hanging over bridge

Bow Bridge on the A699 Image copyright Google
Image caption The car was found hanging over Bow Bridge near Melrose

A 69-year-old woman who was trapped in a car found hanging over a bridge has been cut free by firefighters in the Scottish borders.

Emergency crews were called to the incident, on the A699 at Bow Bridge, near Melrose at about 19:50 on Saturday.

Fire fighters used two winches to stabilise the car, while cutting gear was used to free the casualty.

The woman was taken to Borders General Hospital for treatment to her injuries.

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