Collision at Dalkeith roundabout

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TWO people were taken to hospital when their cars collided at a roundabout in Dalkeith.

A 29-year-old man was freed from his vehicle by firemen who used hydraulic cutting equipment, before he was placed  on a spinal board by paramedics to safely remove him.

He was taken by ambulance to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, but the extent of his injuries was not yet known.

The incident happened shortly after 7.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) near the Tesco store in Bonnyrigg.

A 44-year-old woman, who was driving the other car, was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “We responded to an emergency call at 7.40pm yesterday (Tuesday) after two cars crashed at the roundabout near Tesco in Bonnyrigg.

“A male casualty had to be cut out of his car and was removed on a spinal board before being taken to hospital.

“The woman driving the other car was treated by ambulance staff at the scene before being taken to hospital.

“The extent of both their injuries had not yet been determined.”

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