4×4 driver had to be cut free from car after accident


A MAN had to be airlifted to hospital after colliding with a car transporter lorry today.

The accident happened at around 11:37 on the A68 southbound past Jedburgh.

The man was driving a 4×4 and had to be cut free by firefighters before being airlifted to hospital.

The driver of the lorry was unharmed.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: “There was one casualty; the driver of the 4×4 was severely trapped

“Three sets of hydraulic cutting equipment were used to release the causality and he was transported in air ambulance to hospital in a serious condition.

“The driver of the car transporter was not injured.”

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We attended an incident with a 4×4 and a lorry.

“A gentleman was trapped and an air ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital.”

REPORT: Amanda MacMillan