Push bike driver dies as he falls in way of oncoming car


By Christine Lavelle

A MAN died in hospital after falling off a push bike – straight into the path of an oncoming car.

The 35-year-old came off his bike on the A698 road, near Kelso in the Borders, shortly before 8pm on Saturday night.

An ambulance crew did their best to keep him alive as they rushed him to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, but he was later pronounced dead.

A spokesman from the Scottish Ambulance service said: “We were called to an emergency after a man fell off his push bike, and was hit by an oncoming vehicle which was coming round the corner after him.

“He was taken to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary where he died later the same evening.”