Man hurt after smashing into HGV trailer

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A MAN was taken to hospital with chest injuries after crashing his car into a parked HGV trailer.

The accident happened at 6am today at the Pinnacle Hill industrial estate in Kelso.

The 39 year-old was taken by ambulance to Borders General Hospital.

Police said he was treated for chest and wrist injuries but was expected to be released home.

Around an hour later a three car crash brought chaos to commuter traffic on the Edinburgh City bypass.

A Volvo S40, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Nisan X-trail all  travelling eastbound on the A720 collided near the Dreghorn junction.

One of the vehicles needed recovered from the scene.

Police attended and said no-one had been hurt.

A spokesman from Traffic Scotland said that the accident was cleared from the road by 7.30am.

But traffic remained congested for an hour and was not fully free flowing until 9am.

Later Fife Fire Services were called to a BMW which was was on fire on a motorway.

The green Series 7 BMW broke-down on the M90 north of the Forth Road Bridge in Fife at junction 2a, on route to Kirkcaldy.

A police spokesperson said:  “The driver of the car was uninjured but the incident caused some problems for the traffic.  The police and Bear Scotland acted to reduce the disruption this caused but there were delays.”

Two fire engines from Dunfermline arrived at the scene to extinguish the fire at 2.15pm.  Crews used two hose reels and four sets of breathing apparatus in the process and completed the job at 2.30pm

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