Elderly woman trapped after head on car collision


AN ELDERLY woman was left trapped in her car after a head on traffic collision.

Firefighters had to cut the roof off the vehicle to free the 70-year-old victim.

The smash happened on the A6088 near Bonchester Bridge, Hawick, Scottish Borders at around 10am today(Thurs).

The woman was taken to Border’s General Hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

The other car involved went off the road after its wheels spun on mud and wet leaves on the road.

There were two people involved who were treated on scene.

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue have issued a safety message to drivers in the area to be very careful as the mud and wet leaves on the roads are causing treacherous driving conditions