Driver in critical condition after road incident in Ford

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic accident yesterday afternoon (May 1) in which a man was critically injured after his car left the road and overturned.

The accident happened on an unclassified road in the village of Ford, near Pathhead, Midlothian, when a white Vauxhall Corsa crashed into a garden and overturned, trapping the driver, a 28-year-old local man.

His 22-year-old passenger was able to get out of the car, having only suffered minor injuries, however emergency services had to free the driver using cutting equipment.

He was treated at the scene by medical staff from the MEDIC 1 mobile trauma unit, before being taken by ambulance under police escort to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The patient was later transferred to the Western General Hospital where his condition last night was described as critical.

Sergeant Brian Jones, who is investigating the incident, said: “I am appealing for anyone in the Vogrie and Pathhead areas of Midlothian, or who was travelling on the A68 around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon and who may have seen this car, to contact us on 101 or through Criimestoppers on 0800 555 111.